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Violent middlings: Santa Cruz decisions Mares

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By Bart Barry- Saturday on ESPN in a PBC main event that happened at Staples Center, Leo Santa Cruz decisioned Abner Mares. The fight was heavy with volume and light with quality, as the fighters winged blows in a blur of shoulder striking, head clashing and guard peppering. It was not a great fight but easily the PBC’s greatest fight. ... Read More »

FOLLOW SANTA CRUZ – MARES LIVE!!

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Follow all the action as Featherweights Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares engage in long awaited 12-round bout for the WBA Featherweight Super Championship. The action begins at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT with a Interim WBC Super Bantamweight title bout between Hugo Ruiz and Julio Ceja. NO NEED TO REFRESH…WILL UPDATE EVERY 60 SECONDS 12 ROUNDS–WBA FEATHERWEIGHT ... Read More »

Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN: Undefeated World Champion Leo Santa Cruz vs. Former Three-Division World Champion Abner Mares

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Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) presented by Corona Extra will feature live coverage on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN on Saturday, August 29 at 10 p.m. ET from Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center of a 12-round featherweight bout between Southern California-based superstars: undefeated Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) and former three-division world champion Abner Mares ... Read More »

ADDITIONAL TICKETS RELEASED AT STAPLES CENTER FOR LEO SANTA CRUZ VS. ABNER MARES TO MEET MASSIVE DEMAND FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SHOWDOWN TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 IN LOS ANGELES

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LOS ANGELES (August 4, 2015) – Due to unprecedented ticket demand, additional sections will be opened up at STAPLES Center for the highly anticipated featherweight clash between Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) and Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) taking place on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Saturday, August 29 in Los Angeles. Additional seats will be available ... Read More »

PBC ON ESPN – LEO SANTA CRUZ VS. ABNER MARES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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LOS ANGELES (July 14, 2015) – Mexican boxing stars Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) and Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) met today at Plaza Mexico to officially announce their Saturday, August 29 Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN showdown taking place at STAPLES Center. The fighters hosted an open-to-the-public press conference and fan rally to discuss their upcoming ... Read More »

BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES’ FINEST TAKES CENTER STAGE AS UNDEFEATED WORLD CHAMPION LEO SANTA CRUZ TAKES ON FORMER THREE-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION ABNER MARES ON PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON ESPN 10 P.M. ET/7 P.M. PT

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LOS ANGELES (July 9, 2015) – The highly anticipated showdown between undefeated star Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) and former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) is official as the two beloved stars that call Southern California home will fight in their own backyard at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles onSaturday, August 29 live in ... Read More »

Gary Russell Jr, and the end of cable sports journalism

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By Bart Barry– Saturday, Showtime’s preternaturally gifted Gary Russell Jr., an Al Haymon fighter, knocked-out the hardest puncher in Mexican history, Jhonny Gonzalez, on Showtime, a Haymon-affiliated network, to seize from Gonzalez the Showtime featherweight title Gonzalez took from Showtime’s Abner Mares a few years back. Whatever the depth of boxing’s featherweight division, and whatever Russell’s postfight protestations, Showtime’s featherweight ... Read More »

BOXNATION SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS DEAL KICKING-OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH RISING SUPERSTARS KEITH THURMAN, ADRIEN BRONER AND ABNER MARES

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LONDON (4 March) – BoxNation will air a host of top fights from the Premier Boxing Champions series, starting this weekend with rising superstars Keith Thurman and Adrien Broner. ‘The Channel of Champions’ has three great fights cards as part of the deal, with the highly-touted Thurman to get the ball rolling when he takes on the unrelenting Robert Guerrero ... Read More »

JOHN MOLINA JR. & ABNER MARES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTE

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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 26, 2015) – John “The Gladiator” Molina Jr. and Abner Mares held an open workout for Los Angeles media Wednesday before they lace up their gloves for the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC show taking place Saturday, March 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. These fights are part of the blockbuster ... Read More »

THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ABNER MARES TO FIGHT ON BLOCKBUSTER CARD IN “PBC ON NBC” DEBUT LIVE IN PRIMETIME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7

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LAS VEGAS (Feb. 12, 2015) – Former three-division world champion Abner Mares (28-1-1, 15 KOs) returns to the ring to face 2008 Mexican Olympian Arturo Santos Reyes (18-4, 5 KOs) on Saturday, March 7 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in the primetime debut of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC and NBCSN. The fight ... Read More »

Khan decisions Alexander

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Amir Khan made his claim to be a possible Floyd Mayweather opponent by scoring an emphatic 12-round unanimous decision over Devon Alexander in a battle of multi-division former world champions at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Khan, 147 lbs of Bolton, England won by scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 and is now 30-3. Alexander, 147 lbs of St. ... Read More »

ABNER MARES and VICTOR ORTIZ MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS IN ADVANCE OF DEC. 13 BOUT ON SHOWTIME®

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BELL GARDENS, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2014) – Former world champions Abner Mares and “Vicious” Victor Ortiz participated in a media workout on Tuesday at the Del Mares Gym in Bell Gardens, Calif., as they prepare for their respective upcoming fights on the undercard of “ROYAL BATTLE: Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander” on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the MGM Grand Garden ... Read More »

DEC. 13 “ROYAL BATTLE: KHAN VS. ALEXANDER” ELEVATED TO FOUR-FIGHT SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® TELECASTWITH ADDITION OF TWO STELLAR MATCHUPS FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS:

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LAS VEGAS (Nov. 25, 2014) – With the holiday season fast approaching, boxing fans will have plenty to celebrate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, as the star-studded “ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander” has grown to a quadrupleheader. Added to the previously announced SHOWTIME telecast will be a 10-round featherweight bout featuring former ... Read More »

Trout, Dawson to Meet on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates Season Finale

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Former Junior Middleweight titleholder Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-2, 14 KOs, ESPN.com No. 6 ranked Junior Middleweight) will meet former Junior Middleweight title challenger Daniel “Awesome” Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs) Friday, August 22, in the 10-round main event on the season finale of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona ... Read More »

Weights from Las Vegas

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Canelo Alvarez 155 – Erislandy Lara 155 Abner Mares 126.5 – Jonathan Oquendo 126.5 Juan Manuel Lopez 130 – Francisco Vargas 129 Johan Perez 140 – Muaricio Herrera 140 Read More »

ABNER MARES AND JONATHAN OQUENDO CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Lisa Milner Thank you, everybody for calling in today. We are talking about Abner Mares vs Jonathan Oquendo, which is the co-main event in the “Honor & Glory: Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara” SHOWTIME PPV ®event. On the call we have both fighters and we have Stephen Espinoza of SHOWTIME Sports and President and Founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar ... Read More »

“COUNTDOWN TO CANELO ALVAREZ VS. ERISLANDY LARA” TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 WITH WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION ACROSS MULTIPLE FOX SPORTS PLATFORMS

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LAS VEGAS (June 19, 2014) – In preparation for what will be a match-up of the two best junior middleweights in the world Canelo Alvarez and slick Cuban star Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara, Golden Boy Promotions and Leigh Simons Productions will present “Countdown to Canelo vs. Lara.” This primetime special 30-minute preview show will air on various FOX Sports ... Read More »

PROMISING FEATHERWEIGHT PROSPECT JULIAN RAMIREZ AND UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHTS DOMINIC BREAZEALE AND GERALD WASHINGTON TO ROUND OUT ANTONIO OROZCO VS. MIGUEL ANGEL HUERTA UNDERCARD ON FRIDAY, JAN. 24 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF.

INDIO, CALIF. (Jan. 13, 2014) – The full undercard lineup for the Jan. 24 installment of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! Series headlined by Antonio Orozco vs. Miguel Angel Huerta has been announced. The night of fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. will feature featherweight phenomenon Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez in a co-main ... Read More »

OFFICIAL STATEMENTS REGARDING POSTPONEMENT OF FEBRUARY 15 REMATCH BETWEEN JHONNY GONZALEZ AND ABNER MARES

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Jan. 7, 2014) – Following a rib injury suffered in training, former three-division world champion Abner Mares has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday, Feb. 15 rematch with WBC Featherweight Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, causing a postponement of the entire SHOWTIME® televised event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. A new date for the rematch will be ... Read More »

Mares hurts rib; rematch with Gonzalez postponed

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Former two division world champion Abner Mares injured a rib during sparring and his February 15th rematch with the man who took his Featherweight title Jhonny Gonzalez will have to be postponed according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “I got a call from directly Abner [on Monday afternoon] and he said that he suffered a rib injury last week in ... Read More »

Jhonny Gonzalez to rematch Abner Mares on February 15

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, WBC Featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez will defend against the man he won it from, Abner Mares on February 15th at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Gonzalez stopped Mares in the 1st round on August 24th. “We did get an email confirmation from Jhonny Gonzalez’s promoter, Oswaldo Kuchle, saying that they accepted the terms,” said ... Read More »

Mares to take immediate rematch against Gonzalez

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, former three division world champion Abner Mares will invoke his rematch clause and will face Jhonny Gonzalez next despite being knocked out in the first round last Saturday night. “When we prepared the contract with Golden Boy, I made sure we had a rematch clause,” Frank Espinoza, Mares’ manager, told ESPN.com on Thursday. Espinoza ... Read More »

Jhonny and Abner, Leslie and Glenn

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Saturday in Carson, Calif., Jhonny Gonzalez floored Abner Mares with a left-hook lead in the third minute of their featherweight title match then stopped Mares at 2:55 of round 1, scoring the sort of delightful upset that makes prizefighting a dasher of corporate plans and the corporate-minded folks that plan them. Saturday’s plan was to continue a coronation of Mares, ... Read More »

Gonzalez shocks Mares with 1st round stoppage

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Jhonny Gonzalez scored a shocking 1st round knockout over previously undefeated Abner Mares to recapture the WBC Featherweight title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Gonzalez landed a crushing left hook to the jaw that sent Mares sprawling on his back. Mares was clarly hurt but tried to fight back instead of holding until he got caught with another ... Read More »