PBC presents two 126-pound world title fights on October 14, 2017, live on Fox. Champion Leo Santa Cruz will battle Chris Avalos while Abner Mares will take on Andres Gutierrez.
On December 10, 2016, Jesus Cuellar will defend his title live on Showtime against former champion Abner Mares in an exciting 126-pound main event bout. Former champion and esteemed boxing commentator Paul Malignaggi will be on-hand serving as the ringside analyst for the fight and he recently stopped by PBC HQ to break down the bout. Find out what it will take from each fighter to leave the ring victorious. Then, on Saturday, December 10th, be sure to tune into Showtime at 10pm ET / 7pm PT to see who wins!
A year-long wait before their first together is an unusual stretch for a fighter-trainer tandem, but 3-time world champion Abner Mares and new trainer Robert Garcia look at it as a blessing in disguise. Despite setbacks in the last year, they've remained dilligent in their work, and now hope that their first fight together ends with Mares claiming a fourth world title in his upcoming battle with featherweight champ Jesus Cuellar on Saturday, December 10, 2016, in Los Angeles.