Advertisement
Advertisement

De La Hoya Eyes Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz Clash

By Luke Furman

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is very interested in making a match between WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13KOs) and Leo Santa Cruz (23-0-1, 13KOs), the unbeaten IBF champion at bantamweight.

Santa Cruz saw action five times in 2012, eclipsing the busy schedule of super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire, who fought four times.

Mares wants to unify with Donaire, but the feud between their promoters is preventing the match from happening.

De La Hoya's company promotes both Mares and Santa Cruz. The two fighters have been featured on the same events and Santa Cruz has been asking Golden Boy to get him a fight with Mares.

"Of course [I would make that fight]. One of the biggest fights that can be made in Los Angeles, that would sell out the Staples Center, is Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz," De La Hoya said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by stretchedout on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=Lmmotors1;12862815]Mares vs Santa Cruz very exciting fight ,but not what mare wants this is bull**** DeLaHoya as a fighter knows how abner feels he was there not long ago.Abner wants to fight the best and make the big$ involved in…

Comment by Lmmotors1 on 12-27-2012

Mares vs Santa Cruz very exciting fight ,but not what mare wants this is bull**** DeLaHoya as a fighter knows how abner feels he was there not long ago.Abner wants to fight the best and make the big$ involved in…

Comment by ddangerous on 12-27-2012

Since Donaire/Mares is stalled at the moment, this is a good fight. I could see Santa Cruz surprising some folks. [QUOTE=jsfd26;12858313][B]Moreno a much better boxer than Donaire was supposed to expose Mares too, just saying[/B]. Or are we gonna use…

Comment by Angry Cuban on 12-26-2012

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg™;12857265]and I will have to agree with you for the most part, Mares I have him in the Froch category just two really basic guys that do nothing great but just some tenacious motherfu[B]cke[/B]rs, they just go out to win…

Comment by ICULurking on 12-26-2012

The only fight that makes sense is Mares Donarie. I like Santa Cruz, while I think they would be entertaining, a fight with Nonito is what I want to see. Arum and ODLH need to stop being idiots and remember…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (38)
Top Headlines Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Fury, DeGale vs. Jack Luis Concepcion-Kal Yafai Eyed For November 26 In Manchester Hearn: My Gut Says Joshua-Parker Next, Klitschko Next Year Frankie Gavin Gives High Praise To Nathan McIntosh Gonzalez: Canelo is NOT The Best - Until He Beats Golovkin! Freddie Roach, Cooper on Trump-Clinton as Championship Fight "Fighting Words” - Dead October: Hell Hath No (Tyson) Fury Malignaggi Pleads: Golovkin-Jacobs Has To Be Made Right Now! Flash Elorde's Grandsons Pick Up Decision Wins in Manila 'Don King Way' Not Moving To Street Where He Killed a Man Michael Conlan Already Eyes Future Carl Frampton Clash Joseph Parker Learning From David Tua's Mistakes as Shot Nears Mike Tyson Says His Ring Career is Unknown To Today's Youth Andre Ward: I've Always Felt Like The Underdog Hearn: I Think Tyson Fury Will NEVER Fight Again, He'll Be Stripped Orlando Salido-Takashi Miura Getting Closer For December 17 Yuriorkis Gamboa Ready, Wants a Crack at Jose Pedraza Oleksandr Usyk To Make Return on Golovkin's Card, Dec. 10? Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Deal Reached, Late November Eyed Linares vs. Crolla Rematch Targeted For Dates in February, March Hearn: Joseph Parker Has The Balls To Fight Anthony Joshua! Photos: Jorge Linares Unseats Anthony Crolla - HUGE Gallery
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement