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Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares!
Staples Center in Los Angeles will be the setting for one of the most anticipated boxing matches in recent memory on June 9. That is where WBA super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz will put his title on the line against the man he faced for the belt just three years ago, Abner Mares.
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Santa Cruz (34-1, 19 KOs) and Mares (31-2, 15 KOs) went toe-to-toe in August 2015 for the vacant WBA super featherweight title. The two warriors went at it for the full 12 rounds, with Santa Cruz emerging as the new titleholder with a majority decision win. Since that night, boxing fans have been clamoring for the sequel, and Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime will bring exactly that to us. In the time since that first fight, Santa Cruz actually lost the championship to Carl Frampton in July 2016, only to regain it back in January 2017. Mares has gone 2-0 since losing out on the title to Santa Cruz, hoping a third-consecutive win will redeem him of that 2015 loss and crown him a champion once again.
The co-main event of the evening on Showtime will also bring us a championship bout, as Jermell Charlo defends his WBC junior middleweight title against Austin Trout.
The two-fight card will begin at 10 p.m. ET on June 9 live on Showtime from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Below is a look at the official card set for this edition of Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime.
|Leo Santa Cruz (c) vs. Abner Mares||WBA super featherweight title (12 rounds)|
|Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Austin Trout||WBC junior middleweight title (12 rounds)|
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