Santa Cruz on MayPac undercard, WBC approve non-title bout

Naoki Fukuda

The World Boxing Council Super bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz will fight on the undercard of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bout at the MGM in Las Vegas this coming May the 2nd.

The promotion requested of the WBC sanctioning sphere, a voluntary defense of Leo Santa Cruz’s Championship. The WBC had scheduled Santa Cruz to defend in June and as this request was so close to the date of the event, the WBC has recommended and approved Leo Santa Cruz to compete in a non-title bout, in order to protect integrity and satisfy safety measures, which is the top priority of the WBC.

Leo Santa Cruz will make his mandatory defense of the division after this non-title fight on May the 2nd.