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A Mover and a Shaker

LONG BEFORE he was known as El Terremoto (the Earthquake), Léo Santa Cruz made the miles-long trek from La Habra Heights, Calif., to a boxing gym in East Los Angeles on foot because he couldn't afford the bus fare. His father, José, had a dream that one of his four sons would not only become a champion but also earn enough money to take care of the rest of the family. After defeating Rafael Rivera for the WBA World Super Featherweight title on Feb. 16 and earning $1 million, Léo has done all that and more.

In His Corner, the latest documentary from SI.TV, follows Santa Cruz around the neighborhood where he grew up as well as the suburban mansion he shares with his extended family. He refers to his home as the Farm, because of the variety of livestock—including a miniature pig—he keeps on the property. SI goes behind the scenes with the Santa Cruz clan as his wife, Maritza, shares her fears about the dangers of the ring and José talks about the pain of battling bone cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2016. Léo earned his nickname for unleashing a torrent of punches on his opponents; he has been shaking up the boxing world ever since.


For the past 11 seasons 6'3" shooting guard Andre Ingram has been grinding away on courts from Salt Lake City to Perth, Australia. Ingram, 33, made headlines last year after the Lakers called him up with two games left—and he scored 19 points in his debut. The G-League's version of Crash Davis shares his "once-in-a-lifetime" story on SI.TV.


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