Cuadras defends his WBC Silver Super Flyweight World Championship against countryman Victor “Nene” Zaleta

LOS ANGELES, March 1 – Two of Mexico’s top young fighters, Carlos “Principe” Cuadras and Zulina “La Loba” Munoz, take to the ring at The Gimnasio “Las Liebres” in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico this Saturday, March 2 to battle top notch foes in championship bouts which will be televised in the United States on FOX Deportes on Sunday, March 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
In the 12-round main event, the unbeaten Cuadras defends his WBC Silver Super Flyweight World Championship against countryman Victor “Nene” Zaleta.  In the 10-round co-main event, Munoz defends her WBC Super Flyweight World Championship against Japan’s Tenkai Tsunami.
Cuadras vs. Zaleta is presented by Canelo Promotions.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 7:00 p.m. CT.  The Televisa broadcast will air on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 p.m. CT, with the FOX Deportes broadcast airing on Sunday, March 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT.
24-year-old Mexico City product Carlos Cuadras (27-0, 22 KO’s) was a decorated amateur competitor who is now seeking a world championship as a professional.  He’s off to an outstanding start, winning all 27 of his bouts, including a September 2012 stoppage of Ronald Barrera that earned him the WBC Silver Super Flyweight title.  Less than two months later, Cuadras decisioned Fernando Lumacad to defend his belt and on Saturday, he will aim for a second successful defense against Zaleta.
Coming off of a courageous performance in a bantamweight world championship fight against undefeated former World Champion Leo Santa Cruz last November, Juarez’s Victor Zaleta (20-3-1, 10 KO’s) gained many fans with his game effort that night in Los Angeles.  Now, he returns to the 115 pound division and ready to take on all comers, starting with talented countryman Cuadras on Saturday night.
An always active fighter who routinely holds an edge in experience over her foes, Mexico City’s Zulina Munoz (36-1-2, 24 KO’s) didn’t slack off at all in 2012, going four for four in her latest series of championship bouts.  Coming off of a 10-round win over Maribel Ramirez last November that earned her the vacant WBC Super Flyweight World Championship, she will now defend her title against Tsunami in attempt to extend her unbeaten streak to 23 fights this weekend.
Tokyo’s Tenkai Tsunami (18-6, 7 KO’s) is no stranger to fighting elite competition, having held the WBA Super Flyweight World Championship from 2009 to 2012, defending the belt four times.  In 2012, the eight-year veteran and Japanese female boxing pioneer was in tough fights against Naoko Yamaguchi, Janeth Perez and Mariana Juarez, but you can never count her out, something she plans on proving against Munoz on March 2.

Leo Santa Cruz Defends IBF Bantamweight Title: Sights Set on the Elite of the Division

By: Gordie Tamayo

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Leo Santa Cruz (22-0-1-13KO) made his second title defense of his IBF Bantamweight championship against the determined Victor Zaleta (20-3-1-10KO) in what turned out to be an entertaining bout from start to finish. The output from both ends was ridiculous as more than a thousand punches by round seven were exchanged between the two warriors.


The champion dropped Zaleta for the first time in the 4th with his signature left hook, leaving Zaleta surprisingly coming back for more. Santa Cruz continued to strategically rip away at the body in a masterful science and walked Zaleta down to the beat of his own beat.


Props to Zaleta as he simply refused to quit and did his part in pressing the action in return but was outclassed by “El Terremoto”.  The bout was officially halted at 1:42 of the ninth after Zaleta was once again overwhelmed by the volume output by Santa Cruz.


Santa Cruz has his eyes set against any of the other elite in the division and has proven he belongs in the upper echelons.

Leo Santa Cruz Defends Bantamweight Championship Against Victor Zaleta









LOS ANGELES, October 29 – Unbeaten in his last four fights, Mexico’s Victor Zaleta will get the biggest opportunity of his career on Saturday, November 10 when he faces unbeaten reigning World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz for his IBF Bantamweight World Championship in a co-featured attraction to the Abner Mares vs. Anselmo Moreno WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles that will be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).


“I am so happy to be defending my title in front of a hometown crowd at STAPLES Center,” said Santa Cruz.  “I feel like I can really conquer anyone after my fight in September against Eric Morel, so Zaleta had better come prepared.”


“This fight is something I have waited for since I started fighting,” said Zaleta.  “I am going to take advantage of this opportunity, become a world champion and make my name known.”


“This fight is the perfect addition to this already stellar card,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.  “Leo Santa Cruz is going to do whatever he can to keep his title and remain undefeated, but I know Zaleta is coming to fight.  This is going to be a toe-to-toe battle that fans are not going to want to miss.”


Santa Cruz is coming off of a career-defining win over Morel on September 15 in which the champ handed the rugged Morel his first ever knockout loss.  He will bring a record of 21-0-1 with 12 KO’s into the ring on November 10 and is eager to keep his momentum going in front of his hometown fans in Los Angeles.  Just 24-years-old, “Terremoto,” who wows fans and foes alike with his extremely high punch volume, went from prospect to champion in 2012 when he won his first world title in June with a dominant decision win over Vusi Malinga.  Now with the fifth round stoppage over Morel under his belt, the sky’s the limit for this young Mexican-American phenom.


A professional for nearly six years and hailing from Juarez, Mexico, Victor “Nene” Zaleta (20-2-1, 10 KO’s) is a dangerous threat to anyone who meets him in the ring.  A former WBC FECOMBOX and WBC CABOFE champion at 115 pounds, Zaleta’s only loss in his last 16 bouts was a decision defeat against 32-0-2 Omar Andres Narvaez in a 2011 WBO super flyweight title fight.  Coming off of four consecutive victories since then, he’s ready for his first world title shot on November 10..


Mares vs. Moreno, a 12-round battle for Mares’ WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship taking place on November 10 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T.  In the co-featured attractions, Los Angeles’ own Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz puts his IBF Bantamweight World Championship on the line against Victor “Nene” Zaleta, hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo, of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Mexico, makes his highly anticipated return against Raul Casarez in a 12-round bout. The SHOWTIME® CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast begins live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).  Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).