By Rick Reeno

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California - Newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17KOs) is very willing to face the WBA interim-champion, Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21KOs) of Argentina.

Santa Cruz captured the vacant title on Saturday night with a twelve round majority decision over fellow Mexican Abner Mares. The belt became vacant after Nicholas Walters failed to make weight for a June fight with Miguel Marriaga.

Cuellar is the mandatory challenger to Santa Cruz's belt. The fight should be easy enough to make with both fighters being advised by Al Haymon.

Santa Cruz will sit down with his team, which includes Haymon, and map out the best option for his next fight. If Cuellar is presented as the next fight, he will go with Cuellar.

"I'll do whatever and go with whatever my team wants. If a fight with Cuellar is out there, then a fight with Cuellar is out there. If there is a rematch with Mares, I'll go with that. First and foremost I have to sit down with my time and go forward from there," Santa Cruz said.