Santa Cruz Drops Coal in Guevara Stocking, Gets Win on CBS

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Santa Cruz Drops Coal in Guevara Stocking, Gets Win on CBS
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The good old days returned for an afternoon, compliments of CBS and Golden Boy. Fight fans who once enjoyed weekly doses of pugilism that didn't force them to sip coffee just to make it to the main event were pleased to see on Saturday afternoon Leo Santa Cruz having the distinct honor of being the headliner in boxing's first foray onto CBS in 15 years. And the California resident didn't disappoint in defending his IBF bantamweight crown against Alberto Guevara (16-0 entering, with six KOs) of Mexico at the LA Sports Arena. Yes, he has looked sharper in prior outing, but he did get his hand raised, via unanimous decision in boxing's return to the networks. Santa Cruz' experience and willpower showed, and graced him with a UD victory, by scores of 116-112, 118-110, 119-109.

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