Leo Santa Cruz beats Jesus Ruiz, wants Mares or Rigondeaux next
Jan 18 2015 8:07 AM
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WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz defended his crown for the fourth time with an eighth-round TKO of Jesus Ruiz and afterword called out fellow champions Abner Mares and Guillermo Rigondeaux in the co-feature of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.

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oubobcat says:

I saw reports today that Santa Cruz stated he is fine with fighting Rigondeaux but wants a minimum of 3 million to do so.

In this sport, there are a couple ways to get out of a fight. One of those ways is to simply price yourself out of that match. And that is the method Santa Cruz is using to avoid the Rigo fight.

Also keep in mind that Haymon typically does not put his guys in tough unless it is against another fighter whom Haymon has also signed (unless ordered by a sanctioning body and that's not always a guarantee either).

So putting the facts together, look for Santa Cruz-Mares later this year. It is a very good fight and one I look forward to seeing very much,

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;74556]I saw reports today that Santa Cruz stated he is fine with fighting Rigondeaux but wants a minimum of 3 million to do so.

In this sport, there are a couple ways to get out of a fight. One of those ways is to simply price yourself out of that match. And that is the method Santa Cruz is using to avoid the Rigo fight.

Also keep in mind that Haymon typically does not put his guys in tough unless it is against another fighter whom Haymon has also signed (unless ordered by a sanctioning body and that's not always a guarantee either).

So putting the facts together, look for Santa Cruz-Mares later this year. It is a very good fight and one I look forward to seeing very much,[/QUOTE]

3 Mil? He is out of his bean. If he gets 3 mil, you have to give Rigo at least 5 or 6.

I have been saying it from day 0, LSC never wanted it with Rigo. Although LSC beat Diaz, I think he realizes that a very game Diaz exposed some flaws in him. LSC almost looks now like a one trick pony with volume being his one trick. It is one helluva trick, but a trick when paired with below average defense, a propensity to be countered if you remain patient and bad feet, makes it easy pickings go for the Cuban.

stormcentre says:

The only thing LSC does better than Rigondeaux is fight with greater activity within the bout itself.

None of that will – particularly at the end – really matter.

Because heightened activity means nothing and can even embarrass a fighter when it achieves nothing and/or resembles swatting flies.

Of course heightened activity also means a lot less when you're made to pay for missing and/or your mistakes.

And that's exactly what Rigo will do to LSC; when he's not bludgeoning him with jabs and right crosses that is.