The world champion in three different weight classes Leo Santa Cruz entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 34-1-1 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 featherweight in the world. ‘El Terremoto’ Santa Cruz suffered his only loss when he faced Carl Frampton in 2016 but then he took revenge on him in 2017 and beat also Chris Avalos His opponent, the former Olympian and world champion in three different weight classes Abner Mares, has an official record of 31-2-1 (15 knockouts) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. He lost to Leo Santa Cruz in 2015 but then he defeated Jesus Andres Cuellar in 2016 and Andres Gutierrez in 2017 . Santa Cruz vs Mares 2 is valid for the WBA Super World featherweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Compubox stats are clear though: Santa Cruz won by a wide margin, round after round. But sometimes in the heat of the fight, it's hard to tell who's connecting and who's missing. Thank God we have slow motion replays
Wow this fight was extremely difficult to score because of how close many rounds were. It was all about paying close attention and figuring out who got the edge. I had it 116-112 for Santa Cruz but was very tempted to score it 115-113. I'd love to see the third, both have been terrific