Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Leo Santa Cruz Punishes Eric Morel To Make Him Quit

By Luis Sandoval

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12KOs) not only outworked but also punished Eric Morel (46-4, 23KOs) in his first title defense. Santa Cruz was a machine in the ring as he kept constant pressure on Morel with a body attack that wore him down. Morel was game at first as he tried to match Santa Cruz’s pace but he just wasn't able to keep up. It was impressive to see Santa Cruz break down Morel with the signature left hook to the body but also bringing his attack back upstairs to finish with uppercuts and left hooks. After 5 rounds, it was too much for Morel who looked done and did not come out of the corner for the 6th round - giving Santa Cruz his 21st victory.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by comepana on 09-16-2012

I've got 3 broken ribs just for watching the fight. I was impressed by Leo Santa Cruz size and skills but how good is his chin?

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 09-16-2012

leo santacruz is a punching machine beast with a nice defense

Comment by D-MiZe on 09-16-2012

If it's anyone who scares me at 122 it's Moreno, Santa Cruz should avoid.

Comment by PR ESQ. on 09-16-2012

Very impressed with this kid. He is relentless. Morel had his time. Good decision to acccept that he is done. Three kids to raise. Much respect but time to hang it up.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-16-2012

Cruz is a crazy body/volume puncher who's relentless but he looks to post up shoulder to shoulder and bang away anyone who tries this with him better pack some heat or they'll be in trouble unless they have superior movement…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Pacquiao’s Getting Older (But No One’s Proved He’s Old Yet) Team Rigondeaux: Lomachenko Our Main Target, Ball in His Court! Marquez Seriously Doubts Horn is Capable of a Pacquiao KO Photos: Joe Smith Getting in Top Form For Sullivan Barrera Fortune Tears Apart Horn: He's Just an Opponent, No Dog in Him Photos: Alexander Povetkin Putting in Work For Rudenko Randall Bailey Backs Pacquiao: I've Not Seen Special Factor in Horn Ivan Dychko, Olympic Medal Winner, Decides To Go Pro Photos: Robert Easter, Denis Shafikov - Go Face To Face Victor Ortiz vs. Saul Corral Finalized - PBC on FS1, July 30 Pacquiao: Canelo-GGG is Real Fight, Mayweather-McGregor is Not Miguel Flores vs. Chris Avalos - PBC on FS1, July 18 Roach Laughs at Horn's Record: Who The F*** is Randall Bailey? Photos: Artur Szpilka, Adam Kowancki - Go Face To Face Billy Joe Saunders Drops Adam Booth, Hires Dominic Ingle Taras Shelestyuk Training Hard With Joel Diaz For Return Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios Added To Cotto-Kamegai Joshua-Klitschko II - Frontrunner is Las Vegas, Says Hearn Horn's Trainer: Brutal KO Loss to Marquez 'Haunts' Pacquiao Ward-Kovalev Rematch Replay Peaked at 947K Viewers on HBO Claressa Shields vs. Nikki Adler For WBC Title, August 4 on ShoBox De La Hoya: I Actually Hope Mayweather-McGregor is Good Fight Rigondeaux: I'll Sign Contract For Magdaleno Faster Than UPS! Easter: I'll Make it Look Easy and Will Be First To KO Shafikov Mikey Garcia: I'd Be 'A Huge Star in Boxing' If Not for Long Layoff Horn, Promoter Slam Pacquiao For Texting During Entire Presser An Opportunity for Jerwin Ancajas To Impress on Pacquiao Card UK News: Scott Fitzgerald, Ryan Burnett, Ted Cheeseman Roach Warns Horn: This is Going To Be a Short and Sweet KO! Hassan N’Dam vs. Ryota Murata Rematch - Purse Bid on July 7 Jamie Cox, Erik Skoglund Join World Boxing Super Series WBC Prez Smiles To Canelo: We Will Still Sanction Golovkin Bout! Romero Duno Heads To United States To Train For Next Fight Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face at Final Presser! Ryan Martin: Time To Prove That I'm a Real Deal Fighter Giovanni Santillan is Aiming To Knock Sammy Valentin Out Hopkins on GGG: There Will Be Blood, Mostly on Canelo's Shorts Miguel Cruz Drops Alex Martin Twice, Wins Decision in Rematch Nacho Believes Golden Boy Won't Allow Cotto-Marquez Clash Abel Sanchez: Shafikov Has "Extremely Tough" Task With Easter
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement