Leo Santa Cruz defeated Miguel Flores via unanimous decision to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Super Featherweight Champion via scorecards of 115-112, 117-11–, and 117-110.
The fight took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and was broadcast on FOX Sports PPV. The WBA title bout was a part of the card that made up the heavyweight fight featuring a rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz.
Leo Santa Cruz was entering a new weight division for his showdown against Flores, and in winning became only the fifth Mexican to win a world title in his fourth weight class, which was a truly monumental achievement as he joined the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Jorge Arce and Saul Canelo Alvarez/
Santa Cruz was in control for the vast majority of the fight, as he boxed Flores who was mostly looking to score punches from the outside and staying away from engaging Santa Cruz – who is always willing to mix it up in his fights.
With the historic victory Santa Cruz now has a record of 37 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw, and 19 victories coming via knockout. Flores, on the other hand, now has a record of 24 wins, 3 losses, and 12 victories via knockout