Starting his career in October 2006 at the age of 18, orthodox boxer Leo Santa cruz has now been pro for 11 years and has built up a career of 34-1-1. Santa cruz now moves into the final stages of his career. Santa cruz's longest win streak is 31 fights between October 2006 and February 2016. His longest KO streak in his 36 fights is 9 fights long.
Santa cruz didn't take long to get comfortable in the pro game, becoming the first person to stop Pedro Silva (a 1 fight pro) via KO in the 2nd round. Continuing on from his debut, Santa cruz had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 18 fights including once in 2006, 3 times in 2007 and 14 times between 2008 and 2011 against fighters such as Everth Briceno, Stephane Jamoye and Jose Lopez.
Santa cruz kept his losses at 0 by beating Jose Lopez on June 3rd, 2011. Becoming the first person to stop Jose Lopez, Santa cruz beat Lopez via KO in the 5th round of a 8 round fight. 4 wins followed for Santa cruz including being the first to stop Alejandro Hernandez, 2nd person to stop Everth Briceno (Round 11 TKO) and 4th person to defeat Vusi Malinga.
Santa cruz kept his losses at 0 by beating Eric Morel on September 15th, 2012. Becoming the first person to stop Eric Morel, Santa cruz beat Morel via RTD in the 5th round of a 12 round fight. Racking up wins against Alberto Guevara and Victor Zaleta, Santa cruz went on to fight and win these next 2 fights.
On May 4th, 2013, Santa cruz went into action again and beat Alexander Munoz taking the winning record to 24 wins. Munoz was stopped in the 5th round via TKO crowning Santa cruz as the first person to stop this opponent. Fights against Abner Mares, Cristian Mijares, Victor Terrazas and 5 others followed where he won all 8 fights taking his winning streak to 32 wins.
Carl Frampton was next in line for Santa cruz where unfortunately, he was defeated on July 30th, 2016 taking his record to 32-1-1. Santa cruz's first defeat came over the full distance against Carl Frampton on July 30th, 2016. The fight went to the judges in a MD loss for Santa cruz.
Santa cruz kept his losses at 1 by beating Carl Frampton on January 28th, 2017. In what was a true showing of Santa cruz's technical ability, Santa cruz got the decision in the 12 round fight, and became the first person to beat Frampton.
Leo Santa cruz went into his fight with Chris Avalos on October 14th, 2017 with 33 wins and he added another win to his record taking it to 34 wins by beating Avalos. Santa cruz's win against Avalos was only the 4th time Avalos had been stopped. The fight finished in the 8th round of a 12 round fight via KO.