Here’s a list of some of PBC's top rising stars. Boxers on this list are on a hot streak, like a slugger in baseball on a hitting streak or a running back in football who keeps posting 100-yard rushing games. They’re not ranked in any particular order. We’ll leave that to you—the reader.
WBA featherweight champion says WBC champ Gary Russell Jr., WBO titleholder Oscar Valdez, IBF champion Josh Warrington are all compelling matchups—as is a trilogy fight with former champion Carl Frampton, the only man to defeat Santa Cruz.
In the Battle for LA, there was a clear rooting favorite at the STAPLES Center on Saturday night, and Leo Santa Cruz didn't disappoint his fan base.
This week on PBC Jabs, we chat with 126-pound champion Leo Santa Cruz ahead of his highly-anticipated rematch with fellow champion Abner Mares.
Pair of 126-pound champions promise to put on a show for their Los Angeles-based fans and believe winner should be proclaimed king of the division.
While a lot has changed since Leo Santa Cruz's early days in boxing, a close team comprised of his family members has propelled the three-division titleholder to the top of the sport and once again into the spotlight this Saturday night when he rematches fellow 126-pound champ Abner Mares on Showtime.
Pair of featherweight world champions both rank in the Top 10 in three key CompuBox Categories.
LA has historically been the hotspot for slugfests between legendary local Mexican-American fighters—setting the scene for next month's anticipated rematch between featherweight champions Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares.