It’s only natural to wonder about a potential fight between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz. Mares is a 126-pound titleholder who also held belts at 122 and 118. Leo Santa Cruz is a 122-pound contender who previous held a title at bantamweight. Both are with Golden Boy Promotions, and they’ve shared Showtime broadcasts twice.
They will do so for a third time on Aug. 24, when Mares defends his title against Jhonny Gonzalez and Santa Cruz challenges Victor Terrazas for a junior featherweight belt.