Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Mares vs. Santa Cruz Deal Reached For August 29th

By Carlos Boogs

Sources with knowledge of the negotiations have advised BoxingScene.com that a deal was finalized for the overdue battle between Southern California rivals Abner Mares (29-1-1 and 15 knockouts) and Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1 and 17 knockouts).

The fight has been set for August 29th at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Premier Boxing Champions will showcase the fight on either ESPN or NBC.

The fight has been talked about for several years and was close to getting made when both fighters were under Golden Boy Promotions in 2013. But then Mares, a former three division world champion, suffered an unexpected first round knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez. Mares has won three in a row since.

Discussions went cold for a while - until Mares parted ways with longtime manager Frank Espinoza and signed on with adviser Al Haymon, who also works with Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz moved up to the featherweight division earlier this year. This would already be the third fight of 2015 for the always active Santa Cruz. Mares has only been in action once so far in the last six months.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BOXEO _ on 07-05-2015

Santa Cruz wins comfortably if Mares fights the way he's been fighting since the KO loss.

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-05-2015

Mares should win this scrap but he will have to dig deep if he decides to go toe to toe against a machine like Santa Cruz. I'm hyped for this fight :sombrero:

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 07-05-2015

[QUOTE=Mitchell Kane;15842526]Sources with knowledge of the negotiations have advised BoxingScene.com that a deal was finalized for the overdue battle between Southern California rivals Abner Mares (29-1-1 and 15 knockouts) and Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1 and 17 knockouts). The fight has…

Comment by aldo5408 on 07-05-2015

[QUOTE=Santa_;15845121][B][SIZE="3"]DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!! HELL YEAH!!!![/SIZE][/B] :boxing: Oh man Santa Cruz is going to destroy Abner Mares! Santa Cruz finally has a fight he can get up for. And he'll finally have a full training camp for the first time in 4 fights.…

Comment by Hougigo on 07-05-2015

Silver belt... so GRJ mando Se confirma que Mares vs Santa Cruz va ser en Pluma y por el cinturón Diamante CMB. Por lo que el ganador debería enfrentar a Russell Jr.— Boxeo de Campeones (@BoxeoDCampeones)…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (68)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Jermell Charlo: I Have Explosive Power, But My Jab Got Me These Straps! Jermall Charlo: Derevyanchenko Gave GGG a Harder Test - I'm The Best at 160! Josh Taylor: I Want Jose Ramirez Next - I'd Whip His Ass All Day! Spence To Spar Monday For First Time Since Suffering Injuries In Car Accident Jermell Charlo Drills Jeison Rosario With Body Jab For Knockout Jermall Charlo Turns Back Derevyanchenko, Retains WBC Belt Arum Vows Public War Over Mandatory Mismatches: It's a F--king Disgrace! Dorticos: Congrats To Briedis, I'll Be Back Stronger Than Ever Mario Cazares Derails The Return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Josh Taylor Demolishes Apinun Khongsong in One Jermell Charlo-Jeison Rosario - CompuBox Punch Stats Jermell Charlo-Jeison Rosario - Official Scorecards Jermall Charlo-Sergiy Derevyanchenko - CompuBox Punch Stats Jermall Charlo-Sergiy Derevyanchenko - Official Scorecards Cristofer Rosales Decisions Samuel Gutierrez in Miami Jermell Charlo Blasts Jeison Rosario in Eight To Unify WBA, IBF, WBC Titles Jermell Charlo vs. Jeison Rosario - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Luis Nery Decisions Aaron Alameda in Tough Fight To Win WBC Title Luis Nery vs. Aaron Alameda - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Danny Roman Rallies To Decision Payano in WBC Eliminator Daniel Roman vs. Juan Carlos Payano - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermall Charlo Decisions Sergiy Derevyanchenko in Action Battle Jermall Charlo vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Figueroa Breaks Down, Stops Damien Vazquez in Tenth Brandon Figueroa vs. Damien Vazquez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Casimero Drops, Stops Duke Micah in Third Round Casimero vs. Duke Micah - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Ronnie Shields: Derevyanchenko Hasn't Been Hit Like Jermall Will Hit Him Jermell Charlo: I Always Felt I'm Best In Division; J-Rock, Rosario Not On My Level Murtazaliev Overcomes Flash Knockdown, Stops Woods In 4th Round Dina Thorslund Retains WBO Title, Decisions Nina Radovanovic Mairis Briedis Decisions Dorticos To Win WBSS Tourney, IBF Title Conwell Expects Charlo Brothers To Come Through in Toughest Career Fights Josh Taylor Destroys Apinun Khongsong in One Round Nery: Butterflies Never Go Away In Anticipation Of Fighting On Shows Like This Josh Taylor vs. Apinun Khongsong - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Charlie Edwards Boxes Past Kyle Williams For Decision Win Jermall Charlo-Sergey Derevyanchenko: Stats & Stakes Ricards Bolotniks Beats Up, Decisions Hosea Burton Over Ten Ionut Baluta Shocks David Oliver Joyce, Stops Him in Three
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement