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Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Beats Abner Mares in a Rematch War

Leo Santa Cruz retained his WBA belt by earning a unanimous decision victory over Abner Mares on Saturday in a rematch of a 2015 featherweight title fight. (photos by Stephanie Trapp).

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Santa Cruz improved to 34-1-1 with 19 career knockouts by winning on all three judges scorecards, 115-113, 116-112, 117-111 at the Staples Center arena.

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Santa Cruz won despite suffering a cut over his left eye which was the result of a head butt from Mares in the eighth round. The cut bled for the remainder of the fight but didn't appear to bother Santa Cruz much.

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The pair fought once before on August 29, 2015 as Santa Cruz also won that one but by a majority decision.

After that victory, Santa Cruz actually lost the title to Carl Frampton in July 2016, but regained it back in January 2017.

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Santa Cruz said he wasn't going to be slowed down by the cut over his eye.

Santa Cruz also said that he wants his next fight to be against Gary Russell for the WBC featherweight title.

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Mares, also of Mexico, drops to 31-3-1 (15 KOs) as he pushed for a third fight between the two.

On the undercard, WBC super welterweight champ Jermell Charlo successfully defended his belt for the third time, by flooring Austin Trout twice en route to a 12-round majority decision.

Charlo improved to 31-0 overall, while Trout fell to 31-5.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=johny joe hdz;18850029]even if you put these two guys together against Loma, Nomaschenko still puts a beating on these two facefirst mexincan style..[/QUOTE] A mexican is the daddy of Lomachenko. His name is Orlando Salido.

Comment by johny joe hdz on 06-10-2018

even if you put these two guys together against Loma, Nomaschenko still puts a beating on these two facefirst mexincan style..

Comment by TheBigLug on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;18848994]Santa won the first Match too and the second was clearly to the SIDE of Leo. Leo need to fight against Gary, and then Valdez. And he will be in the Hall of fame.[/QUOTE] Nonsense. Frampton won that first match.…

Comment by TheBigLug on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=Califire209;18848976]They both lost to Santa Cruz, its a Great style match up. They are closer in height wih similar styles, make it happen![/QUOTE] It would be a good fight, especially to build up the 3rd fight is Frampton won

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=TheBigLug;18848955]Santa Cruz still owes Frampton a rematch. They're 1-1 now and Santa Cruz said he'd go to Northern Ireland because he got the first rematch where he wanted it, then changed his mind. If both keep winning, i'd like to…

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