Record: 36-1-1 (19 KO)
Date of Birth: 10th August 1988
Birth Place: Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico
Leo Santa Cruz pictured wearing the BOXRAW Whitaker Tracksuit
One of five children, his father, & manager Jose Santa Cruz had his son on the path of a pro fighter from an early age, living in gang-infested Compton CA., crammed into a one bedroom apartment with three brothers, his sister, & his parents. Santa Cruz’s father would make ends meet washing dishes while Leo & his siblings scavenged for cans around the trash heaps & dumpsters in the inner city, $10 here, $20 there would help the struggling family fill their bellies on ‘Cup-o-Noodle’ soup. With otherworldly determination & hard work Santa Cruz excelled as an amateur, winning gold as a Junior Olympian in 2004. That same year he won gold as a Cadet Pan American. He repeated as a Gold Medalist in the Junior Olympics in 2005 & was a US National Silver Medalist. Since turning pro Santa Cruz has traversed Three weight classes becoming a four time world champion & along the way securing his family’s financial future. Leo Santa Cruz embodies the strength, perseverance & heart of the BOXRAW family.