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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.

Look ahead to Mares vs Santa Cruz (2:56)

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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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

Shane Mosley ready for Ricardo Mayorga (4:34)
ESPN Sport Science: Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares (2:35)
GGG, Lemieux in emoji faceoff (4:56)
Cotto and Alvarez join the Nation (5:53)
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2dDan 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.


Mayweather to Rousey: 'Big bank take little bank'

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

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2dDan 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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1dDan 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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2dNick Parkinson

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.

Mares: 'I've grown' since loss to Gonzalez (1:27)
3dDan 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.

Cotto's coach promises Canelo knockout (1:18)
Making The Rounds: Santa Cruz-Mares preview (4:51)
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4dDan 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.

4dDan 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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4dDan Rafael

Weekend scorecard: Jimenez upsets Morales

Edgar Jimenez outpointed heavily touted Ivan Morales in Mexico while unheralded heavyweight Mairis Briedis scored a spectacular KO of Manuel Charr in Russia to highlight the weekend action.

Will Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch ever happen? (4:32)
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7dDan Rafael

Notes: Five PBC bouts announced

In the second edition of PBC on Bounce TV, middleweights Fernando Guerrero and Caleb Truax will meet in a 10-round fight on Sept. 18.


Five keys for Leo Santa Cruz

There's no secret regarding Santa Cruz's first and most important winning strategy against Abner Mares: take advantage of his height and longer reach. What else does the undefeated Mexican star have to do to come out on top tomorrow night (ESPN, 10 p.m.)? Precision, accuracy, listening

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If you need me, I'll be balled up in the corner laughing uncontrollably at the idea of the WBC taking a moral stand against something.

Mayweather responds to Rousey

After Ronda Rousey told TMZ she makes 2-3 times what Floyd Mayweather does per second, Mayweather released a statement to TMZ saying: "Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes. She will never be at my status. Keep trying to get publicity." 'Big bank take little bank'

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"Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes. She will never be at my status." Floyd Mayweather fires back at Ronda Rousey es.pn/1NXTEIS