Mares Warns: Leo Santa Cruz Took The Wrong Fight

LOS ANGELES, CA – Three division World Champion boxer Abner Mares (@AbnerMares) is nearing his August 29 Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN fight vs. Leo Santa Cruz and is ready to enter the ring. 

“I’m hungry for victory, I’m ready to win,” said Mares. The fight for the fans and battle for boxing dominance in Los Angeles will take place at Staples Center and will be broadcast live on ESPN at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.

“He (Santa Cruz) took the wrong fight,” said Mares during a recent training session. “I’m stronger than ever and if he thinks I’m vulnerable now, he’ll see how wrong he is. I’m strong mentally and physically. This is our fight for dominance in LA.”

A fan-favorite and son of Mexico and Los Angeles, Mares has had one of the most impressive four-fight stretches between 2011-2013 of any boxer in the sport. During that span he won world titles in the bantamweight, super featherweight and featherweight divisions.

Mares is trained by Clemente Medina, Head Coach, Luis Garcia, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Daniel Valverde and Mike Vital, Assistant Coaches.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $300, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale at or by phone at 888-929-7849 or at STAPLES Center.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JaguaresMx on 08-13-2015

i surely hope so, but i just haven't seen the same Abner since the Gonzalez fight Leo Santa Cruz, despite coming up, seems to have the physical edge in terms of size and reach. Sadly, I think LSC picked Mares…

Comment by Box-Office on 08-13-2015

Mares definitely gets this one.

Comment by WarMaidana on 08-13-2015

cant wait, hell of a fight! I hope Mares wins. Before the Gonzalez loss, Mares was P4P and had such momentum, if he wins this one it will catapult his status up high again

Comment by PAC-BOY on 08-13-2015

He did! Mares is gonna take this fight.

Comment by Aztekkas on 08-13-2015

Mares never got a belt at 130, it was 122. Super Bantam, not super feather. Although he was rumored to be setting up for a title clash at 130 against Miura I believe some years back, the fight never materialized…

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