Photo Credits: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Leo Santa Cruz met Manuel Roman in a clear the air bout, which took place after the dreadful Miguel Vazquez-Mickey Bey bore-fest. It did the job, I guess, as a one-two dropped Roman in round two. A lazy jab helped LSC’s targeting.
The end came at :55 of the second.
The WBC super bantam crown on LSC was up for grabs.SC (27-0-1 entering; age 26; 121, 133 tonight) lives in Cali, while Roman (17-2-3 entering; age 26; 122-129 tonight) also lives in Cali.
In the first, LSC came forward, pressed, led with both hands, and looked to be the boss in there. In the second, a right hand put Roman down, for the count. The ref waved it off..
LSC said he’s not scared of Guillermo Rigondeaux…if his manager and advisor set it up. Another guy not putting his own foot down regarding his own destiny. Fair to say we’re all tired of it.