You know what makes the Pound for Pound King even more likable to me? Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr., knows how to give young fighters some well due and deserved credit. At a recent press event to help hype his own fight vs. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (Sept 14), Mayweather took a brief moment to speak out on a fighter who he not only felt is "unbelievable", but also p4p material.
Leo Santa Cruz.
Mayweather told media members: "I like Leo Santa Cruz. He's unbelievable. I think he should be on the pound-for-pound list.''
Now that is some high praise! Especially when it comes from the Undisputed King of the Ring.
Cruz is coming off an impressive victory - you can read our report on this past Saturday's fight by our very own John J. Raspanti (with ringside photo by German Villasenor): Leo Santa Cruz rattles Victor Terrazas