News | May 28 2018

Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares victor could fight Carl Frampton

In an exclusive interview promoter Richard Schaefer discusses Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares with John Dennen
Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares
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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.”


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