By: Francisco Martinez
Coming off a career defining victory over Abner Mares this past August, 29th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA in front of 13 thousand plus fans 3 division world champion and current WBA featherweight title holder Leo Santa Cruz puts himself through a pre-training camp routine before he jumps all the way into a “full” training camp as he awaits a set date for his next bout and opponent.
When asked what potential bouts await for him he simply replied, “I’m up for anything! Right now I want the unification against Lee Selby” who’s the current IBF featherweight champion. Selby, coming off a unanimous decision over Fernando Montiel he, himself also called for a showdown against Santa Cruz.
BoxingInsider.com: “Rigondeaux fought on the undercard (Cotto vs Canelo) he’s coming off a layoff how did you see his performance?”
Leo Santa Cruz: “Like always, I think he was even worse then before!”
BoxingInsider.com: “It was worse?”
Leo Santa Cruz: “Yeah, his fight was boring! He really didn’t throw that many punches and I think the fans didn’t like it. They where saying after seeing him, they wouldn’t want to see him fight again”
With Santa Cruz vs Rigondeaux being one of the most anticipated match-ups to be made Leo doesn’t shy away from detailing his strategy if he is to ever set foot into the ring against the Cuban technician, “If it happens, I think I’m going to make him fight! I’m going to be on top of him, throwing a lot of punches, pressuring, pressuring and he’s not going to have any other choice then to throw (punches)”
With Guillermo Rigondeaux throwing below the super bantamweight average it shouldn’t be too hard for Leo Santa Cruz to make the Cuban native throw more then his usual as Leo Santa Cruz has shown to produce about 100 P.P.R’s (Punches Per Round) which should be enough to make any “pure boxer” uncomfortable.
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