Santa Cruz Wins WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship

Leo Santa Cruz has earned his next boxing title…

The 25-year-old Mexican professional boxer stopped Victor Terrazas in the third round on Saturday night to win the WBC World Super Bantamweight Championship at the StubHub Center south of Hollywood.

Leo Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs), the former IBF 118-pound champion picked up another impressive victory with a swift stoppage of Terrazas.

After controlling the first two rounds, Santa Cruz knocked his opponent down twice in the third round with a left hook and a big right hand. Terrazas got up both times, but referee Lou Moret stepped in with 51 seconds left in the third.

Terrazas (37-3-1), whose face was swollen after the first two rounds, won the vacant WBC title with a split decision over Cristian Mijares in April.

Santa Cruz has knocked out four of his last five opponents. He could be the next opponent for Abner Mares.