January 9, 2015
January 9, 2015
Leo Santa Cruz

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Right now I am focused on this fight. I want to get this fight over with and get the win. We trained really hard to get this fight. Jesus Ruiz is a great fighter, a tough fighter. I think he has fought for a world title already. I know he always comes prepared to win and give a great show.

Ruiz has fought good fighters and shown that he has talent and determination. I don’t take him lightly or any other fighter. Sometimes the fighters they say are lazier are the ones that give you a tougher fight and a loss.

I feel bad for all the people talking, but if they were in my shoes they would understand. I want the Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, but the promoters have not come to an agreement. If it was up to me, I would fight him whenever. I am tired of people telling me that I am scared. I am looking for that fight as soon as possible, he is not invisible. I think I have a chance to beat him. I know he is a tough fighter, but that’s what we are here for, to fight the best.

We are going to keep pushing for a fight with Abner Mares or Rigondeaux, have the promoters make that fight as soon as possible, so all the fans can be happy.

I think if I can fight Mares, it will be a big pay-per-view event here at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Having my father as my trainer is the best for us. We do get into arguments, but they never last too long. Maybe one day we will get mad at each other, but then we talk as if nothing happened. I always try and concentrate and listen to him the best I can. He is the one I have always worked best with. There is more communication with him.

My family is small so we always went into the gym together; we live in the same house together. We have always been together. We go fishing together, bowling, everything.

I think because of my family support and my friends I have been able to stay calm and patient. I think of all the positive things and what I want to do to give a better fight.

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