Photo: Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares Scorecards

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California - Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over former three division world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15KOs) in a fight filled with fireworks and warefare. The scores were 117-11 for Santa Cruz, 114-114 a draw and 117-111 for Santa Cruz, who captures the vacant WBA featherweight title and the WBC Diamond belt.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wlliam on 08-30-2015

All these LSC fans came out from long has it been? Seems to me the judges wer.ent scoring enough of the inside work, moreso the cleaner punches from range but 117-111?? LSCs reach was the difference in the fight…

Comment by Red Skull on 08-30-2015

[QUOTE=SilverMiles;16005365]Draw was the best decision. The other two must have shades on sipping on piña coladas doing the right. I see no way you give Leo the last 2 rounds, especially the 12th.[/QUOTE] Agreed, Leo's work was very sloppy and…

Comment by 1believer on 08-30-2015

I don't understand how anyone can say a draw is fair. Leo clearly won this, Mares did not land nowhere near as many clean blows and he was holding and hitting a lot of the time too. This is from…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 08-30-2015

That 114-114 card is ridiculous. Yes, the rounds were competitive but Santa Cruz was clearly winning the majority of them.

Comment by From Russia on 08-30-2015

I had 8-4 to lsc, but it could be 7-5 easily. Mares won early 4 rounds and than gassed. Surprisingly LSC was outboxing Abner and landing clean punches, all that wrestling didnt help Mares, but just made him tired and…

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