ON June 9 the Staples Center in Los Angeles will see the Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares rematch for the WBA super-featherweight world title. It will, promises promoter Richard Schaefer, be a “hell of a fight.”
In an exclusive interview with Boxing News, Schaefer said, “Mares since he’s had Robert Garcia in the corner has looked spectacular, very solid wins. He looked sensational beating [Jesus] Cuellar… Really really strong. Leo obviously kept winning as well but Abner has won a bit more convincingly maybe in his last few fights. Leo has a lot of distractions outside of the ring, unfortunately his father, the cancer has come back and so he’s battling cancer. That puts a lot of strain on the family, where they are such a close knit family. So we’ll see.
“It’s a big fight, it’s going to be at a sold out Staples Center, it’s going to be a fantastic night.”