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Leo Santa Cruz Caps off Another Memorable Fight Week in Las Vegas With Majority-decision Victory Over Carl Frampton in Their Rematch

Leo Santa Cruz regained his championship status this past Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

There was a great buzz throughout Las Vegas this past week, as the city hosted Leo Santa Cruz’s victory over Carl Frampton in their rematch bout inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. With over 10,000 people in attendance, Mexico’s Santa Cruz and Belfast, North Ireland’s Frampton gave the fans their money’s worth yet again.

In July, Santa Cruz was upset by Frampton over 12 rounds in Brooklyn via majority-decision, but he turned the tables this past Saturday night, boxing and brawling his way towards a majority-decision victory of his own. The crowd was full of supporters for each man and it was another memorable one for the books.

Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Official Weigh-In from the MGM Grand

Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz will collide again tomorrow night in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz weighed in ahead of their heavily-anticipated rematch.

The SHOWTIME-televised duel between Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) and Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) figures to be a barnburner once again, as the two men waged a tremendous battle this past July in Brooklyn, New York inside of the Barclays Center, as the Irishman claimed a majority-decision victory.

VIDEO: Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Final Presser Highlights from Las Vegas

Carl Frampton faces Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Jan. 28, WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton will face off with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz in a heavily-anticipated rematch set to take place from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) lost a hotly-contested majority-decision to Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) this past July inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the second encounter is expected to be just as lively as an affair as the first.

Fight Week Hits Las Vegas – Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz II Goes Down Jan. 28 at the MGM Grand

Robert Garcia and Richard Schaefer in Las Vegas for Fight Week (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s another fight week in Las Vegas, as WBA featherweight world champion Carl Frampton will be facing off in a highly-anticipated rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz. Frampton (23-0, 14 KO’s) will faces Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) inside of the MGM Grand this Saturday, Jan. 28, in a bout that will be televised via SHOWTIME.

In the evening’s co-feature, former two-division champion Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KO’s) will face off with WBC lightweight champion Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0, 15 KO’s) from Montenegro in a pivotal matchup. Also appearing on the undercard will be IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby will faces off with Argentina’s Jonathan Victor Barros, while prospects such as super middleweight David Benavidez, Herbert Acevedo, and Leduan Barthelemy will see action.

PHOTOS: WBA Featherweight Champion Carl Frampton Media Day Ahead of Leo Santa Cruz rematch

Carl Frampton during media day in Las Vegas ahead of his Jan. 28 rematch with Leo Santa Cruz (Photo: 1Tarrell)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton shook out for the media ahead of his Jan. 28 rematch with former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz. The sequel is set to air on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Frampton (23-1, 14 KO’s) is already in the city, and could be found hosting the press and doing a light workout during media day inside of the Porter Hy-Performance Center just north of the Strip. His first fight with Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KO’s) took place this past July 30 inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as the Northern Ireland native pulled out a majority decision in an excellent scrap over his rugged Mexican foe.

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.

Leo Santa Cruz Defeats Abner Mares Via Majority Decision in Tough Battle in Los Angeles

Leo Santa Cruz scored his biggest victory as a professional on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Aug. 29, Leo Santa Cruz became a three-division world champion with a hard-fought majority-decision victory over fellow three-division titlist Abner Mares inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

The bout took place on ESPN’s airwaves as a “Premier Boxing Champions” telecast and the action didn’t disappoint.

Leo Santa Cruz gets back to work in Las Vegas on 1/17 with lofty visions of facing the game’s best in 2015

Leo Santa Cruz gets back to work on Jan. 17 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Looks like always-exciting WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz will be returning to the ring in a few weeks’ time out in Las Vegas.

Santa Cruz (28-0-1, 16 KO’s) will be looking for  fourth successful defenses of his title on Jan. 17,  as he will be facing off with Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (33-5-5, 22 KO’s) on the Showtime-televised “Return To Glory” undercard headlined by WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne vs. power-punching contender Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Leo Santa Cruz talks Cristian Mijares, Canelo vs. Angulo, and Mares-Gonzalez II

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HustleBoss.com’s Mohamed Ali speaks with former WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, as he eyes his March 8 title defense vs. Cristian Mijares and speaks on Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo and Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez II.

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Leo Santa Cruz expecting a great test from Cristian Mijares on the Canelo-Angulo bill

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Reporter Mohamed Ali was on hand in Los Angeles as WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO’s) spoke to the media ahead of his March 8 match vs. former champion Cristian Mijares on the Showtime pay per view Saul Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo event.

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Leo Santa Cruz eyes the future after unanimous decision victory over Cesar Seda in San Antonio

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Reporter Sergio Venegas goes behind the scenes with WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (26-0-1, 15 KO’s) in San Antonio following his gritty battle with Puerto Rico’s Cesar Seda, who he defeated on Showtime’s airwaves inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio on Showtime

WBC junior featherweight champ Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cesar Seda Official Weigh-In

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand in San Antonio, Texas as WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO’s) and challenger Cesar Seda (25-1, 17 KO’s) weighed in ahead of their Showtime matchup at the Alamdome

Leo Santa Cruz talks Broner vs. Maidana, Soto Karass vs. Thurman, and fighting in Texas

Chris Robinson catches up with WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO’s) during his open media workout in San Antonio ahead of his match vs. Cesar Seda. Hear what the young champ had to say about his training, returning to Texas, and the Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass vs. Keith Thurman matches

Leo Santa Cruz says that Canelo needs to put pressure on Floyd Mayweather if he wants to win

Chris Robinson catches up with WBC junior featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO’s) as he speaks on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez clash

Leo Santa Cruz on a fight w/ Moreno, Donaire-Rigondeaux, and how Al Haymon helped his career

Chris Robinson catches up with IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, as he speaks on a match with Anselmo Moreno, Abner Mares moving up in weight, the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux match, how manager Al Haymon helped his career, and more…

Photos: Behind the scenes with Brandon Rios, Mikey and Robert Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Israel Vazquez, and others in Southgate, California

By Chris Robinson

On Sunday, Feb. 24, former lightweight champion Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios hosted fans for a personal “meet and greet” at the Magnifico Boxing Gym in Southgate, California for a Momentum 4 Life charity event

Notables in the building included former champions Steven Luevano and Israel Vazquez, WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia, IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, Two-time trainer of the Year Robert Garcia, and former WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West.

Rios faces Mike Alvarado on March 31st inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas in a rematch to one of 2012’s best action fights that saw Brandon emerge with a 7th round TKO.

Photo credits: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com

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