Hello Viewers. Welcome to Watch Abner Mares vs Leo Santa Cruz Live streaming: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info,Bragging rights in Los Angeles are up for grabs once again when Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares face off on Saturday night at the Staples Center.
With the first bout decided by a thin margin, and both boxers still in prime condition, this rematch is a no-brainer for all parties involved. Same venue, same summertime setting and the same belt—the WBA super world featherweight title—on the line.
Santa Cruz vs. Mares II Fight Info
When: Saturday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET
Where: Staples Center in Los Angeles
Live Stream: Showtime Anytime
Mares, despite coming so close to convincing the judges he was the better fighter the first time around, has real regrets about the way he fought. Per SportingNews.com’s Steven Muehlhausen, Mares says he should have “boxed a whole different way.”
At a full boil right from the start, Mares went straight after Santa Cruz, looking to punish him from the get go. Looking back, Mares felt this route didn’t suit him well.
“I just wanted to tear his head off. I was going for a knockout when I’m not a big power puncher. Here we are, though, and I’m getting a second chance at a big fight and a big event. It’s all about taking advantage of this moment,” said Mares per Muehlhausen.
The 32-year-old has only 15 knockouts in 34 career fights. He’s much better off wearing down his opponents over the course of several rounds Since losing to Santa Cruz, Mares has earned a split-decision win over Jesus Cuellar, followed by an excellent showing in a technical-decision win over Andres Gutierrez.
Santa Cruz has been nothing if not entertaining since his win over Mares. He earned stoppages against Kiko Martinez and Chris Avalos, those two wins coming either side of a pair of epic duels with Carl Frampton. Santa Cruz lost the first fight and his WBA featherweight title against the Northern Irishman, only to come back and regain his belt with, you guessed it, a majority-decision victory.
Though Santa Cruz has been winning by the skin of his teeth in many of his recent bouts, the 29-year-old Mexican is one of the top fighters around. He can throw punches seemingly forever, and his long, lanky frame gives him a good reach advantage over many of his opponents, including Mares.
Per OddsShark (as of Thursday, June 7), Santa Cruz is a -500 favorite (bet $100 to win $20) over his opponent. That might seem a little steep considering the first match was close, but it likely owes to the fact that Santa Cruz has kept himself busier against quality opponents and is three years younger than Mares. He’s also confident he knows how to beat Mares for a second time.