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Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Abner Mares Clash

Featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz hosted a media workout in Los Angeles Tuesday as he prepares for his world title rematch against four-time world champion Abner Mares Saturday, June 9 live on SHOWTIME from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

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The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also feature unbeaten super welterweight world champion Jermell Charlo defending his title against former world champion Austin Trout.

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Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, begin at $50, plus applicable fees, and are on sale now. To purchase tickets visit AXS.com.

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Santa Cruz and Mares first battled in August 2015 at STAPLES Center with Santa Cruz earning the majority decision and a vacant featherweight title. The consensus top-five featherweights will look to put on a repeat of the performance that saw them throw over 2,000 punches combined.
 
JOSE SANTA CRUZ, Leo's Father & Trainer
 
"The first fight with Mares was a bit rough and even dirty at times. After four rounds I felt like they were stealing the fight from us so I told Leo to tire him out and show that he's the better boxer. The results of the fight proved that.

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"There are a lot of great fighters out there but not many have good defensive techniques and that is where every fighter can improve. With my kids and with Leo I have always trained him to be good defensively because anyone can throw punches but not everyone can take a punch and keep going. I have always loved this sport but I love to win even more. Leo is still growing but I think he's the best fighter at featherweight right now.
 
"I definitely think that Mares will come with new skills to this fight and have a different approach with his new trainer now that he's with Robert Garcia. I think he'll try to box more and look to get us on the counterpunch."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by evets on 05-23-2018

Fcuking featherwights piss me off. Frampton is a clown who let muppets derail his career and his dreams and regardless avoided most of them and beyond some very smart career movement with the LSC has really not lived up to…

Comment by uppercut510 on 05-23-2018

War leo!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Introspective on 05-23-2018

Anyone else felt like they were looking at a young Erik morales in some of those photos.

Comment by TheSlickster on 05-23-2018

Santa Cruz got this, easy work. Mares hasn't been the same since the Jhonny Gonzalez loss. Like a dark cloud is over him these days compared to back then

Comment by Idunnoshet on 05-23-2018

Not really hyped for this fight . But I'll watch .

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