Boxing News

Seda planning to bring a world championship belt back to Puerto Rico

By Karl Freitag

With the loss of Rocky Martinez against Mikey Garcia, the boxing hotbed of Puerto Rico currently has no reigning world boxing champions. Super bantamweight contender Cesar Seda (25-1, 17 KOs) hopes to remedy that situation on December 14 when he challenges WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) on the Broner-Maidana undercard at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas. “Right now in Puerto Rico there’s not too many champions and I want to prove we have the talent and we can compete and be champions, so I have hunger and I can’t wait for December 14,” Seda said during a conference call Monday.

The 27-year-old southpaw previously had an unsuccessful title shot against WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez in April 2011 and feels he leaned a lot in that fight.

“You’ve got to understand he had a great deal of experience,” stated Seda in regard to the crafty Narvaez. “He was an Olympian. During the fight we were winning. We were comfortably ahead and then they started deducting points, calling low blows and that frustrated me a little bit and made me look for just one punch, but we learned a lot from that and gained a lot of experience and that will show come the 14th.

Seda then campaigned at bantamweight before following Santa Cruz up to the super bantamweight division.

“I feel a lot stronger at 122 and I’m going to prove it the night of the fight,” said Seda. “I’ve never fought anybody who throws so many punches, but I’ve fought guys that are very strong and aggressive and punchers. I want to prove that I have the talent and the power to beat Leo Santa Cruz and compete in this division. It’s the most important fight of my life!”

    Help Support®

    For 18 years,® has delivered daily boxing news to fight fans around the globe. From the beginning, we have always kept Fightnews free to our readers and relied on advertiser support. Anyway, the Miami Herald, The Guardian, and Wikipedia among others have been using the “crowdfunding” revenue model, so we thought we’d test it too.

    Please consider helping out. You’re not obligated to, but even a $1 pledge would really help. And if we reach our goal, we plan to upgrade our server and maybe even nuke the ads altogether. Wouldn’t that be nice?

    world boxing association

    world boxing council

    boxing news tips

    philly boxing history

    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.