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Leo Santa Cruz Dominates Cristian Mijares Over Twelve

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (27-1, 15KOs) landed everything but the kitchen sink on mandatory challenger Cristian Mijares (49-7-2, 24KOs) to win a twelve round unanimous decision. The scores were 119-109, 120-108, 120-108.

Santa Cruz was controlling the action with ease in the first three rounds. In the fourth, a clash of heads opened up a cut above the right eye of Santa Cruz. The sight of blood boosted Mijares' courage and he tried to fight, toe to toe, with Santa Cruz. He was hurt bad to the body for his trouble, but battled back to the bell.

Santa Cruz was breaking Mijares down, round by round, and the veteran had no answers for the younger, more active hitter. Mijares was taking a beating, with Santa Cruz unable to finish him off. Mijares was able to cushion many of the punches with his gloves and rolled with many others. He was always on the move and often forced Santa Cruz to chase him around the ring.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bojangles1987 on 03-09-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14308685]As usual, great fight between Mexicans. No hugging, running a la Matweather.[/QUOTE] Mijares spent at least half the fight running away.

Comment by Bermuda on 03-09-2014

another mismatch that wasn't worth the money....hopefully they can make carl frampton vs santa cruz next.......or unification with kiko martinez...get leo santa cruz some meaningful fights

Comment by budfr on 03-09-2014

[QUOTE=jreckoning;14309261]It wasn't a great fight. It ended up being a one-sided mismatch that probably should have been stopped by the 8th round.[/QUOTE] Nope, cause Mijares was still throwing punches, not hugging and being a warrior.

Comment by jreckoning on 03-09-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14308685]As usual, great fight between Mexicans. No hugging, running a la Matweather.[/QUOTE] It wasn't a great fight. It ended up being a one-sided mismatch that probably should have been stopped by the 8th round.

Comment by budfr on 03-09-2014

As usual, great fight between Mexicans. No hugging, running a la Matweather.

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