Leo Santa Cruz vs. Leigh Wooden: WBA In a position For Combat Details
As previously reported, the International Boxing Association (WBA) performed a lot of drive on their featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, to make a mandatory coverage of his identify in opposition to Leigh Wooden.
Santa Cruz is the WBA “super” champion at the weight, while Wooden has the “not unusual” identify. The WBA wishes to establish a single champion in their featherweight ranks.
Earlier this week, the sanctioning body gave Santa Cruz 24-hours to decide – and the Mexican fighter’s handlers have since a professional the WBA of their choice to combat Wooden.
Santa Cruz has no longer made a mandatory coverage of the featherweight belt since June of 2018. A mandatory coverage was once on account of occur by the use of June of 2020. The overall time Santa Cruz defended that identify was once once more in February of 2019.
Santa Cruz made a last-ditch attempt to transfer in each and every different trail, when he submitted an software to secure a definite permit to have a unification combat with newly crowned WBC world champion Rey Vargas – which the WBA denied.
Vargas captured the WBC identify earlier this month with a twelve round choice over Mark Magsayo.
Wooden made a gigantic statement earlier this one year with a brutal knockout of undefeated Olympian Michael Conlan.
In step with the WBA’s Championship Committee, Santa Cruz’s handlers are going to advise them of the combat details inside the coming days.
Santa Cruz is guided by the use of Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions. Wooden is promoted by the use of Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.
If the two sides aren’t ready to achieve an agreement in a neatly timed manner, the sanctioning body may well be burdened to become involved by the use of ordering a purse bid.