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Santa Cruz vs. Mijares on Saturday



R.I.P. — WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán — 1931-2014

March 6, 2014

WBC STATISTICS

WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

March 8, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada – MGM Grand Garden Arena

This will be the 1,847th championship fight sanctioned by the WBC in its 51-year history.

GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PRESENTS: SANTA CRUZ vs. MIJARES

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LEO “Terremoto” SANTA CRUZ (Mexico)

WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion

Age, date of birth: 25 (Aug. 10, 1988)

Residence: Los Angeles, California

Birthplace: Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico

Record: 26-0-1, 15 KOs

Stance: Righthanded

Total rounds: 145

World championship fights: 6-0, 3 KOs

Manager: Al Haymon

Trainer: José Santa Cruz

CRISTIAN “El Diamante” MIJARES (Mexico)

Ranked WBC #6 at super bantamweight

Age, date of birth: 32 (10-2-81)

Residence: Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico

Birthplace: Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico

Record: 49-7-2, 23 KOs

Stance: Lefthanded

Total rounds: 424

World championship fights: 9-2, 4 KOs

Manager: Guillermo Rocha

Trainer: Ricardo Mijares

WBC SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS:

1. Rigoberto Riasco (Pan) 1976

2. Royal Kobayashi (Jap) 1976

3. Dong-Kyun Yum (Kor) 1976 – 1977

4. Wilfredo Gomez (P. Rico) 1977 – 1982

5. Jaime Garza (US) 1983 – 1984

6. Juan Meza (US) 1984 – 1985

7. Lupe Pintor (Mex) 1985 – 1986

8. Samart Payakaroon (Thai) 1986 – 1987

9. Jeff Fenech (Aust) 1987 – 1988

10. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) 1988 – 1990

11. Paul Banke (US) 1990

12. Pedro Decima (Arg) 1990 – 1991

13. Kiyoshi Hatanaka (Jap) 1991

14. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) * 1991 – 1992

15. Thierry Jacob (Fra) 1992

16. Tracy Patterson (US) 1992 – 1994

17. Hector Acero-Sanchez (D.R.) 1994 – 1995

18. Daniel Zaragoza (Mex) * 1995 – 1997

19. Erik Morales (Mex) 1997 – 2000

20. Willie Jorrin (US) 2000 – 2002

21. Oscar Larios (Mex) 2002 – 2005

22. Israel Vazquez (Mex) 2005 – 2007

23. Rafael Marquez (Mexico) 2007

24. Israel Vazquez (Mexico) * 2007 – 2008

25. Toshiaki Nishioka (Japan) 2008 – 2012

26. Abner Mares (Mexico) 2012 – 2013

27. Victor Terrazas (Mexico) 2013

28. Leo Santa Cruz (Mexico) 2013 -

* Regained title

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY:

25 world champions have been recognized by the WBC, of whom only two have regained the title: Daniel Zaragoza (Mexico) two times, Israel Vazquez (Mexico).

103 WBC super bantamweight world title bouts have been held in WBC history.

52 WBC super bantamweight world title bouts have been held in the United States in WBC history.

Wilfredo Gomez (Puerto Rico) holds the record for super bantamweight world title defenses with 17.

Daniel Zaragoza (Mexico) made 14 title defenses in three periods as champion.

Oscar Larios (Mexico) made 10 title defenses.

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.