World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz successfully defended his title via eighth-round TKO victory over Jesus Ruiz on Saturday night.
Early in the bout, Ruiz proved to be game and determined. He launched a steady body attack that had brought him some early success. However, Santa Cruz was consistent and poised in the early firefight.
He put in his own work on Ruiz’s midsection. The 26-year-old champion proved to have more starch on his punches and gas in his tank. By the sixth round, Ruiz had slowed down considerably.
In the seventh, Santa Cruz hurt the challenger just before the close of the round. While Ruiz escaped the frame, the end would come quickly in the eighth.
A vicious combination and relentless attack caused referee KennyBayless to step in and call a halt to the action. Boxing Scene seemed to question the stoppage.
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