Ranked #1 Featherweight in the World
Professional Record: 35-1-1 (19 KO’s)
Belts: WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title
Height: 5’7 1/2”
Date of Birth: August 10, 1988
Residences: Rosemead, California
Birthplace: Lincoln Heights, California
Leo had a strong amateur career with a record of 148-7. He went pro at age 18 in 2006 as a bantamweight. As of January 2018, Santa Cruz is ranked as the world’s sixth best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB). He is also ranked as the world’s best active featherweight by The Ring magazine, BoxRec, and the TBRB.
Santa Cruz is a pressure fighter and a precision puncher. He is soft-spoken, full of smiles, and absolutely relentless in the ring. “El Terremoto,” which means “the earthquake,” is his nickname, portraying how he impacts his opponents with a stream of punches and combinations. He has earned world titles in three weight classes. Give the video below a view to understand just how talented Leo Santa Cruz is.