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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Leo Santa Cruz added to PPV card

Leo Santa Cruz is the final piece of the puzzle for the May 2 pay-per-view, but has no opponent as of yet.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Reigning WBC super bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will be part of the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV card on May 2, an event that will have three live fights instead of four on the main broadcast. Santa Cruz will officially have the co-feature slot, going right before the main event.

ESPN reports that he does not have an opponent named, so frankly little should be expected, given that we're less than four weeks away from fight night, and it's not known if this will be a title defense or if Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KO) will test the waters at 126 pounds, as he has been talking about doing.

The 26-year-old Santa Cruz has gone from fan favorite to a fairly criticized fighter due to a lack of competitive opposition for his recent fights, notably his last two title defenses against Manuel Roman and Jesus Ruiz. But Santa Cruz is perhaps the ultimate Al Haymon loyalist -- he named a child after Haymon, after all -- and his ultimate goal right now appears to be a fight with Abner Mares sometime this year.

Vasyl Lomachenko will open the card in Top Rank's undercard bout, taking on Gamalier Rodriguez.

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