Featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and challenger Chris Avalos faced each other in a scheduled 12-round championship fight on October 14, 2017.
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.
Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton thrilled fans with nonstop action in their 126-pound world title clash—action that reached a crescendo in Round 11.
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.