In an electrifying war that had the STAPLES Center crowd on its feet chanting for more, Leo Santa Cruz defended his WBA Featherweight World Championship by winning a unanimous decision against four-division world champion Abner Mares in their rematch Saturday night on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®.
On October 14, 2017 featherweight champion Abner Mares steps in the ring to face veteran Andres Gutierrez in a scheduled 12-round championship fight.
Two years ago today, 126-lb stars Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares finally met in the ring after years of build-up, slugging it out in the PBC 2015 Fight of the Year, which had Los Angeles bragging rights on the line. The two stood toe-to-toe for 12 rounds, with Santa Cruz taking home a hard-earned Majority Decision victory.
Thousands of fans showed up at the annual Box Fan Expo in Las Vegas on May 6, 2017, and Premier Boxing Champions was there to get in on the action. Fans waited in long lines to get autographs from and take pictures with big names like Daniel Jacobs, Shawn Porter, Abner Mares, Rances Barthelemy and more at the PBC booth. Thank you to all the boxing fans who stopped by the PBC booth to show your support!
Leo Santa Cruz outslugged Abner Mares in an all-out war and won by majority decision.
Abner Mares got off to a blazing start only to get burned in the end, dropping a majority decision to Leo Santa Cruz at Staples Center, Los Angeles.