Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) and Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) will clash this Saturday, August 29th @ Staples Center, Los Angeles. The fight will be aired on ESPN starting @ 10pm ET as part of the Premier Boxing Champions. They will fight for the vacant WBC Diamond featherweight title scheduled for twelve rounds.
Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs), 29, has faced criticism about the caliber of his recent opponents. Some calling the three fighters he last fought since losing to Jhonny Gonzalez in a major upset in August 2013, nothing but walkovers. Santa Cruz faced similar criticism by not facing Guillermo Rigondeaux or titleholders Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg in unification matches.
This is going to be a action packed fight that boxing fans will not want to miss.