Leo Santa Cruz plans his return to boxing after the brutal knockout he suffered against Gervonta davis in October 2020, and wants to do it by unifying at 126 pounds, where he is champion of the AMB.
“I’ll probably go down to 126,” he said. Leo Santa Cruz in interview for Boxing Scene. “I still have the title at 126 and will defend it in a fight this year.”
And openly pointed to Gary Russell Jr, super featherweight champion of the CMB, whom he would like to face in the coming months in a unifying fight.
“Of course, if (Gary Russell Jr.) wants it. I also want the fight ”, he proposed Santa Cruz. “Let’s make it happen. He wants to fight, I want to fight. Let’s tell our teams to speak up. “
A showdown between Santa Cruz Y Russell could be signed without problems, since the two boxers are signed under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions.
Russell also wants Leo Santa Cruz
Russell has also expressed for a long time wanting to face Leo Santa Cruzas it would be a great fight in boxing today.
“We have been in the same weight division for the last four years, and I have held the title for the last four years. What is the reason why he doesn’t fight with me then? I have the most prestigious title in the sport of boxing, which is the CMB“Said the champion last year.
But according to him, Santa Cruz He’s been running away from him and he’s getting tired of chasing him and keeping him hiding.
“So I guess I have to push these guys back against the wall and make them fight. And I’m actually getting to the point where I’m tired of bothering with people who aren’t willing to fight. I’m tired of messing with Leo Santa Cruz. If you don’t want to fight, no problem. I’ll gain weight, like I said. We have bigger fish to fry, ”he argued.
It should be remembered that Russell has not fought since February 2020, when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Nyambayar.