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21hDan Rafael

Santa Cruz, Mares promise fight-of-the-year performance

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are among boxing's most crowd-pleasing fighters. Now both are promising a fight to remember when they meet Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Five keys for Abner Mares

Can Abner Mares reclaim his status of old against Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday? Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory.

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Five keys for Leo Santa Cruz

Can Leo Santa Cruz remain unbeaten in Saturday's showdown against Abner Mares? Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory.

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The Ropes - Santa Cruz-Mares Preview

Rafe Bartholomew and Brian Campbell return to break down all the chatter heading into boxing's prime fall season and analyze Saturday's Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares fight on ESPN.

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Mayweather to Rousey: 'Big bank take little bank'

The verbal feud between boxer Floyd Mayweather and the UFC's Ronda Rousey continued into Thursday, when Mayweather issued a response to comments Rousey had directed at him a day earlier.

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9hDan Rafael

Broner, Allakhverdiev to fight for 140-pound title

Adrien Broner and Khabib Allakhverdiev, both coming off losses, are going to fight for a vacant junior welterweight world title on Oct. 3 -- unless Top Rank's protest is upheld.

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ESPN3 replay: Andre Berto open workout

Watch as former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto prepares for his fight against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas.

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Look ahead to Mares vs Santa Cruz (2:56)
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2dMalik Smith, ESPN Stats & Information

Santa Cruz-Mares: Top stats to know

See how Leo Santa Santa Cruz is similar to Floyd Mayweather ahead of his fight against Abner Mares

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ESPN Sport Science: Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares (2:35)
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Cotto and Alvarez join the Nation (5:53)
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3dDan Rafael

Notes: Kameda ending nearly 2-year layoff

Former flyweight titlist Daiki Kameda will return from a nearly two-year layoff to face Victor Ruiz in a bantamweight fight Sept. 6 in Texas.

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12hDan Rafael

Perez-Crolla rematch in Nov. at site of first bout

The rematch between lightweight titleholder Darleys Perez and Anthony Crolla, ordered after their controversial draw on July 18, will be Nov. 21 at Manchester Arena in England.

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3dDan Rafael

Jones Jr. bout postponed by weather concerns

Former long-time pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr., with an unusually busy schedule that called for two fights in two weeks and three in four weeks, won't be quite as busy as he planned.

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2dDan Rafael

Fonfara to face Cleverly with eye on Stevenson

Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara will face former light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly on Oct. 16 at the UIC Pavilion, Premier Boxing Champions announced Wednesday.

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History against Cornish in Joshua battle

Unbeaten Gary Cornish faces Anthony Joshua in September, but the Scotsman knows history is not on his side when he steps in to the ring with the human wrecking ball, writes Nick Parkinson.

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Mares: 'I've grown' since loss to Gonzalez (1:27)
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4dDan Rafael

Cotto-Canelo adds to Puerto Rico-Mexico rivalry

The showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez represents another chapter in the storied history of the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry, one of the best in boxing.

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Making The Rounds: Santa Cruz-Mares preview (4:51)
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5dDan Rafael

Jean's team talks rematch before Crawford bout

Junior welterweight titlist Terence Crawford was on hand at the CenturyLink Center in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday for the news conference to announce his first title defense.

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5dDan Rafael

Jones, 46, eyes title shot against Glowacki

Roy Jones Jr., playing out the string of his career at age 46, has his eyes on another world title shot even as he plans two more fights in the next month.

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Expect fireworks in Santa Cruz-Mares

Says Leo Santa Cruz of his PBC on ESPN fight vs. Abner Mares: "No one wants to lose. We're going to leave everything in the ring. When two Mexicans fight each other, it's always bloody. We both have everything to lose." Fight of the year potential

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Mayweather is good at more than boxing

Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas doesn't ease up on Floyd Mayweather when the two square off in hoops. In fact, Thomas turns it up a notch just to match the pound-for-pound champ,

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How Santa Cruz, Mares stack up

Leo Santa Cruz brings an unbeaten mark into Saturday night's PBC on ESPN event, and has the youth and reach advantages over former three-division champion Abner Mares.

Eric Raskin @EricRaskin

No penalty for Mayorga missing weight, but he misses out on a $50K bonus he would've gotten for making weight. What a world.