Sergio Mora: Chicano fans’ reverence for Leo Santa Cruz is understandable; their criticism of Abner Mares is not
Having twice headlined a fight card at Staples Center—and having been, in the immortal words of Cheech Marin, “Born in East L.A.”—I can tell you that the experience is unique, special and forever unforgettable.
Abner Mares knows there are questions concerning whether or not he’s damaged goods—not physically, but mentally.
Before they meet in the ring, Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares will square off in front of the media Thursday during their final pre-fight press conference leading up to Saturday’s 126-pound showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Leo Santa Cruz wins titles and gives his brother a reason to keep fighting for his life in his Greatest Hits
Whoever came up with that old saying “less is more” never blasted dudes in the rib cage for a living. Take it from Leo Santa Cruz, the definition of a volume puncher.
Leo Santa Cruz might be one of the PBC's smallest fighters, but he packs the punch of a giant.
A fighter stands alone in the ring when it's time to answer the opening bell. But as is the case for any man who reaches that championship level, it takes a team to get him to that moment.
With Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares on deck, Sergio Mora weighs in on the passion of Mexican fight fans
Bobby Chacon. Danny “Little Red” Lopez. Mando Ramos. Genaro Hernandez. Michael Carbajal. Johnny Tapia. Oscar De La Hoya.
Las Vegas put the fight game in a headlock decades ago, its glamor attracting boxing’s grit like the opposite pole of a casino-size magnet. Prior to that, though, it was another Western city that helped anchor the sport, serving as a cultural and geographical counterbalance to an East Coast stronghold.