Leo Santa Cruz scores 5th-round TKO

Leo Santa Cruz of Lincoln Heights – a former bantamweight champion – moved up to super bantamweight and stopped Alexander Munoz of Venezuela in the fifth round of their scheduled 10-round fight underneath Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Santa Cruz floored Munoz (36-5) in the third and fifth rounds. After the knockdown in the fifth, Munoz got up but did not look good and one of his cornermen stepped into the ring, referee Vic Drakulich waving it off at 1:05.

Santa Cruz is 24-0-1 with 14 knockouts.

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