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Leo Santa Cruz Could Return Feb. 15 on Tripleheader

by David P. Greisman

Junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz has been quite active, fighting five times in 2012 and three times in 2013. And his next appearance following his Dec. 14 decision win over Cesar Seda could come just two months later.

“He would like to fight Feb. 15, so we’re going to try to see if we can get that,” said Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, speaking to reporters after Saturday’s card in San Antonio. “I think it’s going to be a tripleheader.”

That show will be broadcast on Showtime from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and it will be headlined by a rematch between Jhonny Gonzalez and Abner Mares. Gonzalez scored a first-round technical knockout of Mares this past August, taking his featherweight world title.

Schaefer didn’t say what the third fight of the tripleheader would be.

“Maybe I’ll have another little surprise,” he said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 12-17-2013

I saw nuf of LSC vs Seda 2 know he'll never b eat the lighter hitting Rigo, 2 much speed and technical ability...

Comment by Cuerno~de~Chivo on 12-17-2013

[QUOTE=racostaa;14041953]He will never be a champion without fight Rigo. Of course, the promoters GB and Arum doesn't want this fight, because GB don't want to lose his hyped boy and arum doesn't want to make look good Rigo. But, he…

Comment by MEXGBP on 12-16-2013

hopefully they bring Quigg or Frampton but probably is going to be minjares

Comment by lopez36 on 12-16-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14042462]I'd love to see him fight Mares or Moreno. I literally salivate at the thought. Obviously that's not happening in February. I'm just speaking in general, Leo is damn good and I want to see him become a star. He's…

Comment by El Angel on 12-16-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14042462]I'd love to see him fight Mares or Moreno. I literally salivate at the thought. Obviously that's not happening in February. I'm just speaking in general, Leo is damn good and I want to see him become a star. He's…

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