Both fighters are in training camp but when asked if they’d like to participate in this Charity event, without hesitation both agreed.
“I’m currently going through Cancer in my Family, as many of you know, my Dad was diagnosed earlier this year before my fight against Frampton. It’s tough to see my Dad have his good and bad days. I can’t even imagine a child. I’m honored to be here today to bring Childhood Cancer Awareness and will always be here to help. God bless all the families going through this and that have gone through it. It takes a lot of strength. ” – Leo Santacruz
“Two days Before my WBC World Title fight, I lost my little friend, my motivation, Justin Gonzalez. His strength to live truly inspired me, I fight for him and all the children and families going through this illness. Justin will forever hold a piece of my heart, I will always honor and remember him. Being here today is an honor, its my way of giving back for all Justin gave me. Thank you PADRES for the invitation, I will always proudly be here to help in any way I can. God bless all the children and families. ” – Maricela Cornejo
Leo Santacruz was part of Taboo’s Team Courage and Maricela Cornejo was part of Adrian Gonzalez Team Hope. Which demanded a face-off between the two Champs and the fans loved it! It was an great, fun day out at Dodgers Stadium, all the celebrities had a great time raising money and awareness for PADRES CONTRA EL CANCER. For the WBC it is such an honor to always see our Champs and Former Champs participate in these humbling events without hesitation. WBC represents HOPE & GLORY, and we are proud of our Champs around the world making a difference one life at a time. Big Champions helping little Champions.
PADRES Contra El Cancer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families.