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Mijares Confident His Skills Can Shock Leo Santa Cruz

By Rene Umanzor

Former champion Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24KOs) is really motivated to face WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15KOs) in 2014. Mijares is the mandatory challenger to the title.

Mijares started the year with a close split decision loss to Victor Terrazas in April. He then won his next two 2013 outings by knockout. Santa Cruz easily knocked out Terrazas in August to capture the WBC title.

The two of them were due to fight on December 14th, but a deal could not be finalized and Santa Cruz instead defended, and retained, his title against Cesar Seda of Puerto Rico.

"When I get the opportunity to face Leo, I am going to demand a lot from him. I have experience to do it, I have the fortitude and the hunger to become the champion of the world - so I am going to put him to the test. Leo is a great champion, and he has many good qualities. He is very strong but I believe that he has not fought with an opponent who demands a lot from him," Mijares said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CJ_Ross on 12-20-2013

oooo would be a good tussle. Mijares was once a bright prospect.

Comment by _original_ on 12-20-2013

Mijares has the skills to pull it off, I'm still not sold on Santa Cruz.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-20-2013

Nay, too old , how bout Esquivias

Comment by Rampad on 12-20-2013

Mijares? lol. Dude is butt cheeks.

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-20-2013

Mijares has good skills as when he tko'd R Marquez & won, but got jobbed out off the decision vs Terrazas, but he won't beat Leo, even if Leo fights as he did vs Seda...

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