Leo Santa Cruz to fight Eric Morel

Updated: August 21, 2012, 12:51 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will make his first title defense against former flyweight titlist Eric Morel on Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a Mexico versus Puerto Rico rivalry fight on Mexican Independence Day weekend.

Showtime said Monday that the bout would open the network's Golden Boy-promoted quadrupleheader, which will be headlined by Mexican star junior middleweight titleholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KOs). He will face Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 ...

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