Although still fresh from his winning fight against American fighter Keenan Carbajal, Mexican boxer Leo Santa Cruz is now planning his next match.

According to the 33-year-old, he sees Filipino WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo as a suitable opponent for his following fight. 

“I’m going to train hard, get stronger. Magsayo is a good opponent. He comes forward, throws a lot of punches, and he doesn’t run. He comes to fight,” said Santa Cruz in his post-fight press conference.

“Mexico vs. the Philippines is always a great fight like Pacquiao vs. Marquez is going to be a great fight. I think Magsayo is a good fighter, has great technique, and punches with power,” he explained. 

Likewise, Magsayo has also expressed interest in fighting Santa Cruz, which the 26-year-old Filipino boxer posted on his official Facebook page

However, the fight between the two might not happen soon since Magsayo’s slated to defend his title against former WBC super bantamweight titlist Rey Vargas.

Besides Magsayo, Santa Cruz, who’s currently the super WBA champion at the featherweight division, is also eyeing other opponents for his next bout. 

“I know my dad wants me to stay at 126 (featherweight), to unify and to do my best there. And if there’s an opportunity against someone like (Oscar) Valdez or Shakur Stevenson. Let’s see what happens in the future,” he revealed.

Valdez holds the WBC belt while Stevenson reigns over the 130-lb division of the WBO.

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