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