Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares II

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Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares II
Fan Rating: 
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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: 
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
126
Titles at Stake: 
WBA Featherweight World Title (Super)
Referee: 
Thomas Taylor

Official Judging
Rey Danseco 115 - 113
Steve Weisfeld 116 - 112
Zac Young 117 - 111

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round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Leo Santa Cruz
                                                                    
9.62
9
9.87
9.75
9.87
10
10
9.62
9.12
9.50
9.75
10
Abner Mares
                                                                    
9.37
10
9.12
9.25
9.12
9
9
9.37
9.87
9.50
9.25
9


Fan Cards: Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares II


scorecard by ZAC.RJ
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
117
ABNER MARES
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
111


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117
ABNER MARES
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
111


scorecard by RUET
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
114
ABNER MARES
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
114


scorecard by ENDOFME1994
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
117
ABNER MARES
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
9
111


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
115
ABNER MARES
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
113


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
115
ABNER MARES
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
113


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
117
ABNER MARES
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
111


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
LEO SANTA CRUZ
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
117
ABNER MARES
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
111


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This is an awesome match up!
This should be considered a 50/50 fight in my opinion.
Santa Cruz is definitely the favourite, he's the champion, he also won the first fight by what should have been landslide margins, I thought he won 9/12 rounds, defeating Mares in what really, was a one sided fight. Mares will be written off by many, but he shouldn't be, because he is a great fighter, he is experienced, skilled, very fast, he can punch, he has the desire, and the talent.

Santa Cruz is 29, still in his prime, he has at least just this fight, until he turns 30, before age could be a problem, Mares is 32, not young at all for a featherweight, been through it in his career as well, took a lot of punishment in the first Santa Cruz fight, he was stopped in one round by Johnny Gonzalez, dropped by Vic Darchinyan, he's been in some tough fights, so Cruz has age on his side here. I think Mares has come of age, since the Cruz loss, he has joined forces with arguably the world's best trainer, Robert Garcia, gotten two very impressive victories, dropping, dominating Argentine warrior, and then world champion who was making the second defence of his title, Jesus Cuellar, and then, in 2017, defeating young Mexican warrior, Andres Gutierrez, with a technical decision. Mares has really impressed in his last two fights, looked to me, a better boxer than the Mares or old, you could argue against that, there is no substitute for youth, but I think some fighters can be so much more experienced in their early thirties than they used to be, and their bodies hold up, endure the toll of the sport for a longer time than some might think, Jorge Linares, another fighter around this size, a similar age, and impressing more than before. Mares has had a great career, he has some very good wins on his record, Anselmo Moreno, Joseph Agbeko, Vic Darchinyan, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Eric Morel, so he has big shoes to fill, only the two defeats as well, his other blemish was a draw against then unbeaten Yohnny Perez.

Santa Cruz has accomplished a lot in his career, in relation to Mares, I think they have had a similar amount of professional fights, I think Mares had a better amateur career, he maybe stepped up to a higher level, earlier in his career than Santa Cruz, but Cruz, not showing the flaws, vulnerabilities which Mares has at times in his career, and Santa Cruz, well really, I think he has prevailed. Not only was Santa Cruz great against Mares the first time, he also did great in stopping Kiko Martinez in 5 rounds, at this point, he really built his name, boxing experts, looking back, also impressed with his victories over Cesar Seda, Vusi Malinga. In 2016, in a close fight, Cruz was narrowly out boxed by then unbeaten Irishman, Carl Frampton, that his was first defeat, questions were asked, but Cruz, with a career best victory, bouncing back, avenging his defeat with a fantastic victory over Frampton, Cruz earned respect, recognition, on a higher level with the Frampton win. In a coupe of his fights, his fight against journeyman Jose Cayetano, on the Mayweather vs Pacquiao undercard, and recently, against Chris Avalos, not an opponent I would rate highly, Cruz didn't look bad, but certainly defensively, he didn't look great, and in terms of performances (they boxed on the same bill in the last outings), Mares outdid Cruz.

Anyone can see Santa Cruz throws in a very, very high volume of punches, he works for 36 minutes when he goes the full 12, he has an outstanding engine, but against Mares the first time, and Frampton, he proved he has a boxing brain, a lot of offensive attributes, he lands with accuracy, his variety is good, he picks his shots well, he can play to his real strengths, and he can judge and control distance. I don't think Santa Cruz is a defensively strong fighter, I think he can be predicable, if his opponent can beat him to the punch, early on, because he is not fleet footed, and boxing on the back foot is not something he does well.

Mares used the wrong tactics in the first fight, he did everything right for 2 rounds, and for the next 10, he was bad. If Mares uses the right tactics (and Robert Garcia will make sure of that), I think he can beat Santa Cruz.

I think both these guys are smart fighters, I think the slightly cleverer fighter is Mares, he has a lot more speed, he uses his feet better, I think now, on a mental basis, he might have the upper hand, even if it is a sub concious thing, I would doubt Santa Cruz is taking Mares as seriously as vise verse. I don't think there is much Frampton can do which Mares can't, Mares, I think is faster, has higher stamina, faster feet, better combination puncher, and I think he can move around the ring, use the square circle, draw Santa Cruz into exchanges, and make him walk onto punches, it sounds easy when I say it like that, and he's fighting a guy who can handle range and distance, he's fighting a guy with reach over him, and he's fighting guy who can attack the body, and use other strategies to tire out and fatigue an opponent. Mares has a chance, but it is a big ask, without doubt.

My prediction is Mares, I think he'll win a close decision over Santa Cruz.

Champion58's picture

I think Santa Cruz will win again, in a very close battle.