Cristian Mijares: Leo Santa Cruz Knows He Will Lose

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Former two division world champion Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24KOs) is very confident to overcome the odds later tonight, when he challenges undefeated Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15KOs) for the WBC super bantamweight title.

Last March, Mijares challenged for the same world title when he faced Victor Terrazas. He was on the losing end of a close split decision. Mijares won his two outings, by knockout. Santa Cruz captured the title last August, when he easily knocked out Terrazas in three rounds.

"This could be my last chance. I won't leave that ring without the title. I was looking at him, his eyes and his mannerisms, he knows that he's going to lose. He never faced someone with my experience. I think he realizes that he won't be able to push me around like some of the other fighters that he faced. A lot of people will be surprised [with how well I do]," Mijares said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Foreign Soil on 03-09-2014

Suck it Mijares.

Comment by Light_Speed on 03-09-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14305116]I bet on Mijares, I am positive he will pull it off. I feel very strongly about this.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Light_Speed;14305249]I think you're gonna lose your money homeboy.[/QUOTE] How much money did you lose?

Comment by Bushidō on 03-08-2014

haha Mijares going to get smashed man

Comment by Heru on 03-08-2014

Mijares can give Santa Cruz one of his toughest fights to date. Mijares' KO ratio is misleading because he's not a typical boxer that fights on the outside fighter and occasionally engages. He's a pressure fighter that uses subtle upper…

Comment by ramblingalp on 03-08-2014

Leo outworks him and wins a unanimous decision.

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