All three of Leo Santa Cruz’s brothers—Antonio, Jose Armando and Roberto—were also boxers, so they know the toll training camp can take on a fighter.
In the second episode of the three-part Getting to Know Leo Santa Cruz series, the unbeaten two-time world champion talks about the family business of boxing.
Along with their father and Leo’s trainer, Jose, the other three Santa Cruz brothers chip in where they can, whether that’s performing a simple task like grabbing a water bottle during workouts, or assisting with more complex situations like dealing with the many aspects of the Santa Cruz promotional company.
No matter the chore, big or small, there’s always another Santa Cruz around to watch “El Famoso Terremoto’s” back.
As Santa Cruz prepares for the biggest fight of his career Saturday night, when he’ll face Abner Mares at L.A.’s Staples Center (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), he talks about the major role his family plays inside and outside of the ring.