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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Leo Santa Cruz stops Manuel Roman

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If referee Tony Weeks had a hard time separating Mickey Bey and Miguel Vazquez, referee Robert Byrd had quick job done on Santa Cruz-Roman bout.

As expected, Leo Santa Cruz made a quick work over the extremely over-matched Manuel Roman. He successfully defended the super bantamweight title, stopping Roman in Round 2 with a short right hand that landed on the button.

Roman went down, although he was able to got up, but he's in no position to continue the fight. Referee Byrd did the mandatory ten count and eventually stopped the fight.

Santa Cruz told Showtime's Jim Gray that he is not afraid to fight Guillermo Rigondeux. Rigo is the Transnational Boxing Ranking Board's champion at the super bantamweight division.

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