Angelo Leo Moves Closer To A World Title Shot At Featherweight

Angelo Leo Seeking his Second World Title in a New Division

Angelo Leo seeks a world title shot at featherweight
Angelo Leo eyes a featherweight world title shot (credit: Showtime)

Angelo Leo Carving a Path to a Featherweight World Title Shot

It was mission accomplished for former WBO junior featherweight champion Angelo “El Chinito” Leo (23-1, 11 KOs) as he scored a solid victory over Eduardo Baez. Now El Chinito is in hot pursuit of a world featherweight title shot.

Fighting at the ProBox TV Events Center in Plant City, Florida, Leo had to survive the early attacks of Baez. But by the middle rounds, Leo was in complete control, landing combination after combination. Facing a quality opponent and a former world featherweight title challenger, Leo dominated.

The only setback in Leo’s career occurred in January 2021 when he lost the junior featherweight title to Stephen Fulton Jr.. El Chinito hasn’t lost a fight since and is fighting with renewed vigor.


Featherweight is a division that’s wide open and without an elite fighter. Leo likes his chances to beat any of the reigning world champions.

Currently ranked seventh by the WBA and thirteenth by the IBF, Leo wants to put himself in a position to fight for a world featherweight title shot by the end of this year. He hopes his next fight is against someone in the top ten world rankings at 126.

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