Mares-Santa Cruz For Diamond Belt, Says Sulaiman

World Boxing Council President Maurcio Sulaiman has revealed that the WBC's Board of Governors has voted in favor of approving Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz for the WBC's Diamond title. The featherweight fight takes place on August 29th from the Staples Center in Los Angeles California.

Santa Cruz, a world champion in two divisions and current WBC super bantamweight champion will finally collide with Mares, a former world champion in three divisions, as the headline fight of a Premier Boxing Champions card on ESPN.

The two boxers were scheduled to face each other a long time ago, but Mares suffered an unexpected setback when he was stopped in the first round of his August 2013 title defense against Jhonny Gonzalez.

"The WBC is honored to be part of this great event and we wish both of them the best of luck," Sulaiman said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jose.sooto on 07-28-2015

[QUOTE=Malgus;15915245]You act like the W.B.C. is crowning the winner the lineal champion at 126, :thinking:. All the W.B.C. is doing is making a special novelty belt so they can collect sanctioning fees. What's the big deal?[/QUOTE] who is that girl…

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-28-2015

This is supposed 2 b an elite belt & u have a loser & a wanna b vying 4 it...makes no sense...

Comment by BoxingLegend89' on 07-27-2015

Mexicans supporting mexicans.... whats new? 2 bums fighting to become relevant.

Comment by wildman on 07-27-2015

How touching. Don't tell me......there's a sanctioning fee involved, right? When are promoters and fighters going to start saying no thank you to these crooks and their worthless belts?

Comment by 285Kid on 07-27-2015

How two guys with no belt at 126 fighting for the diamond belt? Don't you fight have to have the world belt?

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