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4hDan Rafael

Scorecard: Santa Cruz-Mares was worth the wait

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares produced an old-fashioned slugfest reminiscent of some other great all-Mexican fights and one that warrants a rematch.

Leo Santa Cruz: 'It's a dream come true' (1:21)
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Cruz, Mares delivered, talk rematch

The boxing world had to wait to see the fight they were asking for, but when Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares finally met Saturday night in Los Angeles, they delivered the type of action and entertainment that left fans asking they do it once again.

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2dDan Rafael

Santa Cruz outslugs Mares to stay unbeaten

In a fight-of-the-year candidate, Leo Santa Cruz won a hard-fought majority decision featherweight bout with Abner Mares in ESPN's Premier Boxing Champions main event at Staples Center.

Santa Cruz wins battle of L.A. (2:20)
Santa Cruz tags Mares (0:15)
Santa Cruz, Mares letting it fly (0:16)
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1dDan Rafael

Ceja KOs Ruiz, wins interim title

Julio Ceja got up from the canvas to win an interim junior featherweight title by stopping Hugo Ruiz in Round 5 on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ceja returns the favor to Ruiz (0:38)
Ruiz knocks down Ceja with left hook (0:22)
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ESPN3 replay: Angulo stops Munoz

Watch as Alfredo "Perro" Angulo defeats Hector "The Hurricane" Munoz by KO in a one-sided super middleweight battle on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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3dBernardo Pilatti

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.

4dBernardo Pilatti

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.


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.


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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3dDan 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.

Floyd Mayweather balls with Isaiah Thomas (2:00)
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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.

Look ahead to Mares vs Santa Cruz (2:56)
4dMalik 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

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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5dDan 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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3dDan 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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5dDan 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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5dDan 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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5dNick 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.


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