PHOTOS: Leo Santa Cruz Overcomes Abner Mares In Los Angeles

Leo Santa Cruz, right, and Abner Mares going toe to toe inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Leo Santa Cruz overcame a spirited effort from Abner Mares in front of a raucous crowd to capture a majority-decision victory.

In what may be the most definitive fight to date on the “Premier Boxing Champions” series, the ESPN-televised affair had plenty to offer its fans. Mares came out of the gates swinging but it was Santa Cruz who settled down and boxed a masterful fight from the fourth round on.

Several of the rounds were close and after the final bell rang, both men felt they had done enough to seize the victory. What is for sure is that this was Santa Cruz’s most impressive performance to date in the face of his most dangerous foe.

Check below for all-access images of the event from Naoki Fukuda.

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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