Leo Santa Cruz WBC super bantamweight World champion SIGNED victory celebration 8" x 10" photo.
Léodegario "Leo" Santa Cruz (born August 10, 1988 in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico) is an undefeated Mexican former IBF World Bantamweight Champion.
Leodegario had an amateur record of 148-7 and at only fifteen years old he won a gold medal at the World Amateur Championships.
On October 21, 2010 Santa Cruz beat the veteran James Owens at the Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland.
In March 2011, Santa Cruz knocked out the veteran Stephane Jamoye to win the vacant WBC Youth World Bantamweight Championship.
IBF Bantamweight Championship
On June 2, 2012 Santa Cruz beat Africa's Vusi Malinga to win the IBF World Bantamweight Championship. This bout was televised on a Showtime boxing card.
After winning the IBF World Bantamweight belt, Santa Cruz defended his title against Morel, Zaleta and Guevara to finish 2012 with 5 wins including 3 title defenses. His last bout versus Guevara returned boxing to CBS after a 15 year absence.
On February 12, 2013, Santa Cruz vacated his IBF bantamweight belt to move up to junior featherweight.
WBC Super Bantamweight Championship
Santa Cruz beat reigning titleholder Victor Terrazas in a third round technical knockout to win the WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship on August 24, 2013.