THE fighters took to the scales for the Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares weigh in. Both Santa Cruz and Mares made weight for their WBA featherweight title fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. Santa Cruz was 125¼lbs, Mares 125½lbs.
“I always fight for the fans. If I lose, I know I came and gave a great fight for the fans, because that’s what I care most about. I want them to go home happy,” said Santa Cruz, who won their first encounter. “For me this is not personal. We’re both the best, and we want to prove who is the best and who is number one and who is the best from L.A. There’s no disrespect. Mares is a great guy and a good person; it’s just business. We have to do this.
“I have to be smart. It’s not going to be easy. I have to make it a war and go out there and trade punches… We’ll see what happens.”