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Santa Cruz Says No Ceja: I'm 100% Staying at 126

by Miguel Rivera

Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz, (31-0-1, 17 KOs) has no plans to return to the super bantamweight division. He moved up to featherweight on Saturday and capture the vacant WBA title with a twelve round majority decision over Abner Mares, (29-2-1, 15 KOs) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

The World Boxing Council approved Santa Cruz's move to go up. He still holds the WBC's championship at 122-pounds.

The WBC then ordered Julio Ceja, (30-1, 27 KOs) to fight Hugo Ruiz, (35-2, 30 KOs) in a battle for the vacant interim-WBA title at 122. If Santa Cruz decided to move down, he would have been ordered to face Ceja next.

Santa Cruz will remain at 126 and Ceja will likely get elevated to the full championship position.

"I'm not going down. I won't back to 122. I'm 100% staying at featherweight now," Santa Cruz.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lefthook2daliva on 08-31-2015

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;16007132]agreed russel still fights at 126 right? this will be the next fight once it is brought up that people want to see. imo its a great mix of styles[/QUOTE] I was big on GRJr and then I wasn't…

Comment by Aztekkas on 08-31-2015

[QUOTE=nivek535;16007460]am i fcking retarded, i cant seem to understand anything people are saying in this thread lol. what are you saying? :tragedy::tragedy:[/QUOTE] I'm saying that Leo is more confident than ever, having now defeated a notable opponent in Mares. :grumpy:

Comment by LouIE G on 08-31-2015

Theres no doubt to me now that LSC is the money man at 126.. hes going to get big paydays from now on, regardless of who he fights..:boxing: .

Comment by nivek535 on 08-30-2015

[QUOTE=Aztekkas;16007457]I'm sure his spirits are riding high after last night... At the expense of Mares :grumpy:[/QUOTE] am i fcking retarded, i cant seem to understand anything people are saying in this thread lol. what are you saying? :tragedy::tragedy:

Comment by Aztekkas on 08-30-2015

[QUOTE=nivek535;16007451]what? i actually didnt understand that. "leo dont come live in japan......" and then "to avoid fighting rigo" ?? hahaa i think LSC > RIGO, not sure why LSC wouldnt take the fight....... i guess hes not sure himself :([/QUOTE]…

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