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.

Terrazas Wins WBC Super-Bantamweight Title

Victor Terrazas has added another WBC title to his resume…

The 30-year-old Mexican boxer won the vacant WBC super-bantamweight title Saturday night, outpointing fellow countryman Christian Mijares in a split decision at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.

Victor Terrazas

Terrazas (37-2-1) received winning scores of 114-113 and 115-112 from two judges, and the third scored it 114-113 for Mijares (47-7-2).

Terrazas is the ninth Mexican to hold the WBC super-batamweight title.

In November 2011 Terrazas upset former world champion Fernando Montiel to win the WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship.

Mijares is a former WBC super-flyweight champion.