Leo Santa Cruz to defend title against Cesar Seda in November in San Antonio

Leo Santa Cruz of the Lincoln Heights area of Los Angeles on Nov. 30 will defend his super bantamweight title against Cesar Seda of Puerto Rico at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio (on Showtime).

It will be the semi-main event to the welterweight title fight between champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) of St. Louis and Shawn Porter (22-0-1, 14 KOs) of Akron, Ohio.

Santa Cruz, 25, at 25-0-1 with 15 knockouts has yet to taste defeat. He doesn’t plan on tasting it in this fight, either.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring and making my debut in Texas against Cesar Seda,” said Santa Cruz, who has never fought in the state of Texas. “Seda is a quality fighter and a top contender, but I’m not ready to give up my belt to him or anyone.”

Seda, 27, is 25-1 with 17 knockouts. He respects Santa Cruz, but apparently does not fear him.

“I admire Santa Cruz for his talent and his accomplishments,” Seda said. “But styles make fights and I have the style to beat him and bring the world championship back to Puerto Rico.”

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