Tag: Leo Santa Cruz
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Alexander Munoz & J’Leon Love vs. Gabriel Rosado Round Out ‘May Day: Mayweather vs. Guerrero’
SHOWTIME PPV® TELECAST Showcases Star-Studded Night of Fights on Saturday, May 4th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2012) – The Saturday, May 4 “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” SHOWTIME PPV telecast fight line-up is complete with the addition of former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz facing veteran Alexander Munoz in a 10-round junior featherweight fight and rising middleweight star J’Leon Love squaring off against recent world title challenger Gabriel Rosado in a 10-round battle. These bouts, in addition to the already announced Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Abner Mares 12-round title fight for Ponce de Leon’s WBC Featherweight World Championship, will set the stage for the world title clash between Eight-Time and Five Division World Champion Floyd Mayweather and Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I’m so excited to be fighting on this card on such the big Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend,” said Santa Cruz. “I have been very fortunate to have fought on great events so far in my career, but this is the biggest stage yet. I plan to make my fans happy on May 4 and show the world that I am here to stay.” (continue reading…)
Unbeaten Champion Leo Santa Cruz Impresses in Boxing’s Return to Network Television in SHOWTIME Sports® Presentation of SHOWTIME Boxing On CBS, Wins Unanimous Decision Over Alberto Guevara
Plus, 2012 United States Olympians Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz Wins Pro Debut With Lopsided Four-Round Decision; Fellow U.S. Olympians Errol Spence Jr. And Marcus Browne Also Triumphant
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 15, 2012) – Professional boxing returned to the CBS Television Network on Saturday afternoon for the first time in 15 years. In SHOWTIME Sports presentation of “SHOWTIME BOXING on CBS,” unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz capped a spectacular year by retaining his International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Bantamweight Championship with an exciting and closely contested 12-round unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten Alberto Guevara, live on CBS from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
Santa Cruz (23-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Los Angeles, won the lone bout on the CBS broadcast, the network’s first since Bernard Hopkins knocked out Glen Johnson on Jan. 20, 1997, by the scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112. Making his initial start in the United States, Guevara (16-1, 6 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif., made it close for six rounds but couldn’t sustain his momentum as Santa Cruz came on strongly to close the show. (continue reading…)
Wednesday’s Final Press Conference Quotes for Saturday’s Day-Night Doubleheader at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Boxing Twin-Bill Begins On CBS Television Network, Followed By Fistic Action On SHOWTIME EXTREME® And SHOWTIME®
Golden Boy Promotions Toy Drive Continues; Tickets Are Free For CBS Fights; Holiday Fanfest Begins at 3:00 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 13, 2012 — Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference Wednesday for the unprecedented day-night boxing doubleheader that will take place this Saturday, Dec. 15, live on CBS Television Network (first fight 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT), SHOWTIME EXTREME® (9:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) and SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
In the main event on CBS, undefeated IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Los Angeles, will defend his title against unbeaten Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KO’s) of San Diego, Calif., while talented 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz, of South El Monte, Calif., will make his pro debut against Vicente Alfaro (5-2, 1 KO), of Northfield, Minn., in the opening bout. (continue reading…)
Unbeaten IBF Champion Leo Santa Cruz, Undefeated Challenger Alberto Guevara, 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz Jr. Honored to Be Fighting on CBS Television
MONDAY’S FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES FROM PONCE DE LEON BOXING GYM IN MONTEBELLO, CALIF.,
Fights and Golden Boy Holiday Fanfest Are This Saturday, Dec. 15; CBS’ First Live Boxing Broadcast Since 1997 Begins at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT; Amir Khan Faces Carlos Molina In Main Event on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) From L.A. Sports Arena; Preliminary Bouts on SHOWTIME Extreme (9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Tickets Are Free For CBS Fights; Fanfest Begins at 3:00 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 11, 2012–Three of the fighters who’ll be fighting on CBS Television Network’s portion of an unprecedented boxing marathon on CBS and SHOWTIME® this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena participated in a media workout Monday at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello, Calif.
The three – undefeated IBF Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1, 13 KOs), of Los Angeles, his challenger, unbeaten Alberto Guevara (16-0, 6 KOs) of San Diego, Calif., and 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo-Jo” Diaz, of South El Monte, Calif. – each worked out for approximately 30 minutes. (continue reading…)
Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Omar Estrella Headlines 2012 Televisa’s ‘Sabados de Corona’ Season Opener on January 21 in Ensenada B.C., Mexico
Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz Faces Alejandro Hernandez in Co-Featured Bout
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 12, 2012 — Former World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon heads back home to Mexico to begin his 2012 campaign for a second divisional title when he meets countryman Omar Estrella in a 12 round bout for the vacant WBC USNBC Featherweight title on Saturday, January 21 at The Boxing Warehouse in Ensenada B.C., Mexico.
In the evening’s co-main event, bantamweight phenom Leo Santa Cruz will put his unbeaten record and WBC Youth Bantamweight title on the line in a 10 round fight against veteran Alejandro Hernandez. (continue reading…)