Hugo Ruiz and Julio Ceja will vie for the interim WBC 122-pound title on the Aug. 29 PBC on ESPN telecast, preceding the Mares-Santa Cruz main event.
Due to ticket demand, additional sections will be opened up at Staples Center for the Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares featherweight showdown on Aug. 29 in Los Angeles.
Catch what WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and three-division champ Abner Mares had to say about their August 29 showdown at Staples Center in L.A.
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares is official, with the featherweight bout scheduled for Aug. 29 in Los Angeles as part of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN
There is a strong indication Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz will finally fight. The target date is August 29, with the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the likely venue.
Leo Santa Cruz made his debut as a 126-pound fighter a successful one with workmanlike unanimous-decision victory over Jose Cayetano.
Pics from the scales as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao both made weight in front of a packed house before Saturday’s fight. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Leo Santa Cruz knows that his fight on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard will be nothing but background noise to most people, but he’s determined to get their attention with an explosive performance.
WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz spoke to RingTV about his spot on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard and potential future matchups with IBF beltholder Carl Frampton (who he says he wants to fight the most), Abner Mares and Vasyl Lomachenko.
Fans from around the world share their unbridled enthusiasm for tomorrow’s anticipated showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, as well as thoughts on Leo Santa Cruz, the PBC, some really good mythical matchups and other subjects, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Whoever he ends up fighting, Leo Santa Cruz doesn’t care. He just knows he’ll have as many eyes as a fighter can get on his May 2 bout on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard, and he intends to take advantage.
Abner Mares wanted to put on a show for the fans that tuned into the “PBC on NBC” broadcast on Saturday. However, illness prevented him from being 100 percent against Arturo Santos Reyes, who he outpointed over 10 rounds. Still, Mares is targeting Leo Santa Cruz for his next bout.
Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Could we see a junior featherweight championship clash between RING champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and WBC titlist Leo Santa Cruz? If Oscar De La Hoya has any say, we might.
The WBC heavyweight title bout between Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder surprised fans because it went the distance. Most thought it would end in a KO, as both fighters are known for their power, but Wilder won a lopsided decision. So where does he rank now?
In the wake of his successful junior featherweight title defense against Jesus Ruiz, Leo Santa Cruz says he wants to give fans what they want in bouts against Abner Mares and RING champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Deontay Wilder answered all questions about him in his breakthrough victory over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday in Las Vegas.