Boxing Odds – Roman vs. Cruz for WBC Super Bantamweight Title   September 13!

Leo Santa Cruz remains undefeated for his career and has won the IBF bantamweight title along with the WBC super bantamweight title belt and has successfully defended the WBC belt twice. Leo “Teremoto” Santa Cruz will take on Manuel “Suavecito” Roman for the WBC super bantamweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on September 13. Cruz opened as a prohibitive -10,000 favorite with Roman as a +1600 dog with the Boxing odds.

Manuel Roman

The 26 year old Manuel Roman stands at five feet seven inches tall with a reach of 66 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Roman was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and now resides in Paramount, California, USA. Roman has a career record of 17 wins, two losses, and three draws with six out of his 17 career wins coming by knockout while he has never suffered a knockout loss. Roman is ranked 16th world. Roman is coming off a six round unanimous decision win over Jose Silveria on May 15, 2014 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California, USA.

Leo Santa Cruz

The 26 year old Leo Santa Cruz stands at five feet seven inches tall with a reach of 69 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Santa Cruz is a native of Huetamo, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico and now resides in Rosemead, California, USA. Cruz has a career record of 27 wins, no losses and one draw with 15 out of his 27 wins coming by knockout. He is the top ranked super bantamweight in Mexico and is ranked second in the world. Santa Cruz is coming off a unanimous decision win over Cristian Mijares in a 12 round bout that took place on March 8, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The win was Santa Cruz’s second consecutive title defense win of his WBC super bantamweight title. Santa Cruz originally won the WBC super bantamweight belt on August 24, 2013 with a knockout win over Victor Terrazas in the third round of a scheduled 12 round bout.

The Pick

It’s a huge price but also for a proven champion and we must call for Leo Santa Cruz!

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COMMENTS

-The Commish :

In 2014, Showtime has become "The Network of Mismatches." A few weeks ago they gave us Danny Garcia v Rod Salka, and now they are set to give us Leo Santa Cruz vs Manuel Roman. Our question here is not "Can Roman pull off a tremendous upset?" The fact is, he can't. He won't. Our question is, "How long does it last?" So, forget those ridiculous numbers on Leo Santa Cruz. Any bets here are on the over/under. I haven't checked it out, but I'd have to say two rounds. Three? No more than that! -Randy G.


-oubobcat :

In 2014, Showtime has become "The Network of Mismatches." A few weeks ago they gave us Danny Garcia v Rod Salka, and now they are set to give us Leo Santa Cruz vs Manuel Roman. Our question here is not "Can Roman pull off a tremendous upset?" The fact is, he can't. He won't. Our question is, "How long does it last?" So, forget those ridiculous numbers on Leo Santa Cruz. Any bets here are on the over/under. I haven't checked it out, but I'd have to say two rounds. Three? No more than that! -Randy G.
Yeah I agree another mismatch on Showtime. Roman's only chance is...well I honestly can't think of one. I have not seen the over/under yet on this. The fight can basically end when Santa Cruz will want it to end. It will be all up to him.


-brownsugar :

I have to wonder why TMT Al Hayman, GB, or whom ever is responsible have provided the substandard opposition. I know they got a late start but its as if they were purposely trying to fail.