Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera: combat date, time, rate, a way to watch and reside flow

quite arguably, the most useful featherweight in the world returns for the first time in 2019 when Leo Santa Cruz defends his WBA featherweight championship in opposition t Rafael Rivera at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. reside in la. 

at the beginning, Santa Cruz had been scheduled to tackle Miguel Flores. despite the fact, Flores suffered an ankle injury during a practising session about three weeks ago, and turned into because of this replaced by way of Rivera. 

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The 30-yr-ancient Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) could be looking to defend the belt for the third time. He best fought once in 2018, defeating Abner Mares for the 2nd time by using unanimous decision again in June. 

Rivera (26-2-2, 17 KOs) snapped a two-battle losing streak in October, knocking out Jose Ramos in the first circular in October. 

Stylistically, here is an improved battle than what had been planned. Rivera has a higher resume and might make it extra aggressive than Flores might have. here's every little thing you should find out about Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera.

(All instances are jap.)

When is the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera fight?

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera commences on Saturday, Feb. sixteen. The leading card begins at eight p.m. Santa Cruz and Rivera are anticipated to make the stroll to the ring for the main event at round 9:00 p.m.

How do I watch Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera?

The Santa Cruz vs. Rivera battle can be seen on Fox and streamed on the Fox activities app.

the place is the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera combat?

Leo Santa Cruz and Rafael Rivera will combat on the Microsoft Theater at L.A. reside in la. This will be the fifth time Santa Cruz competes within the "metropolis of Angels" and Rivera fights in the second-biggest media marketplace for the 2nd time. 

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Rafael Rivera betting odds

in accordance with ProBoxingOdds.com, Leo Santa Cruz is a -10000 favorite, which means you're going to deserve to wager $10,000 to win $one hundred. in the meantime, Rivera is a +2875 underdog, which means if you bet $a hundred, you could win $2,875. 

Leo Santa Cruz listing and bio

name: Leo Santa CruzNationality: MexicanBorn: August 10, 1988Height: 5-7 ½ reach: sixty nine"total fights: 37Record: 35-1-1 with 19 knockouts.

Rafael Rivera checklist and bio

identify: Rafael RiveraNationality: MexicanBorn: April 5, 1994Height: 5-7  attain: 66"total fights: 30Record: 26-2-2 with 17 knockouts.

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