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ESPN gets big ratings for Santa Cruz vs. Mares

The third edition of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN headlined by Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares on Saturday, Aug. 29, delivered the largest boxing audience on ESPN since February 1998. Santa Cruz scored majority decision win over Abner Mares, in an action-packed bout in which over 2,000 combined punches were thrown. The Santa Cruz vs. Mares ratings are ESPN’s highest since aâ...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Cruz Wears Down Mares, Wins Majority Decision

LOS ANGELES — In front of a lively Staples Center crowd, Leo Santa Cruz obtained L.A. bragging rights by defeating rival Abner Mares by majority decision (117-111 twice, 114-114). Both fighters engaged from the opening bell with vicious phonebooth exchanges. Mares mixed in counter-punching and movement with his attacks to gain an advantage. However, the tide shifted by the fifth...
Via BadCulture
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leo Santa Cruz tops Abner Mares in slugfest

    Nonstop action. A toe-to-toe deathmatch. Two relentless brawlers spilling each other’s blood inside of the ring. These were some of the selling points promised to us ahead of Saturday night’s Premier Boxing Champions showdown between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, a couple of the sport’s most highly touted up-and-coming offensive fighters. And boy, did we get our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Script Flipped: Leo Santa Cruz Outboxes Abner Mares

Abner Mares wanted to be volume-punching Leo Santa Cruz Saturday night on ESPN. Leo Santa Cruz was ready to be boxer-puncher Abner Mares if he needed to be. Santa Cruz did a better job of being himself and enough of being Mares to take the decision, winning a majority decision in a good, not great, fight. Mares came out so aggressive — so aggressive as to win the 1st round of the...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Perfect Timing? With Both Fighters Struggling, Santa Cruz Vs Mares Could Be WWIII

There was a time, and it wasn’t that long ago, where the boxing world would have went bonkers over a fight between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. But, like countless fights through the years, this thing never came to fruition when both fighters were ripe. So when Santa Cruz and Mares go to battle Saturday night, on an ESPN broadcast of Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares And Shane Mosley

It’s official, as summer turns into falls (as you Americans would say), boxing’s off season is coming to an end. And season openers don’t get much better than Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares, one of the better fights in the sport as a whole. There’s also a pretty good old guy fight (if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am) and a few other bits and pieces. Let’s get...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares fight preview & prediction

Fight Pick – Santa Cruz vs. Mares Prediction: On Saturday, August 29th at The Staples Center and televised live on ESPN, Leo Santa Cruz meets the toughest challenge of his career when he takes on the comebacking Abner Mares. The match features two of our top five 126 lb. fighters in the world, as we rank Santa Cruz #3 at featherweight, and Mares at #5. Mares will be looking to...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Leo Santa Cruz & Abner Mares talk upcoming fight

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are fast approaching their upcoming clash. They both held a conference call to discuss the fight, and right here, you can find all the quotes. Abner Mares Yes, sir. I can’t wait to be announced like on August 29th. I just have to say that I’m truly, truly excited, looking forward (to the 29th, give you guys, the) fight fans, the media, everybody...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos/Quotes Molina & Mares Los Angeles Media Day

LOS ANGELES – With their respective March 7th bouts right around the corner, former three division world champion Abner Mares and super lightweight contender John Molina Jr. hosted their first media workouts, under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, Wednesday at Fortune’s Gym in Hollywood. Joining them, Mares’ trainer Clemente Medina and Molina’s trainer Joe Goossen. Making...
Via BadCulture
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergio Thompson returns Saturday in Mexico, undefeateds Frankie Gomez & Adan Mares in action

World-ranked contender Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson will attempt to end 2013 on a high note on Saturday, Dec. 14 when he squares off with countryman Cesar "El Dolar" Chavez in the main event of Golden Boy Promotions' stellar card atthe Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico. The Televisa/FOX Deportes fight card will also feature unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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