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Leo Santa Cruz vacates IBF title

Updated: February 12, 2013, 3:20 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Leo Santa Cruz, looking for bigger fights and having trouble making the 118-pound weight limit, has vacated his bantamweight world title and is moving up to the 122-pound weight class.

Santa Cruz made it official when he notified the IBF on Monday, Lindsey Tucker, the organization's championships chairman, told ESPN.com.

The move came one day before a Tuesday purse bid was supposed to take place for Santa Cruz's mandatory title defense against Jamie McDonnell. Since Santa Cruz was ...

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