Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares (2nd meeting)
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Leo Santa Cruz 125 lbs beat Abner Mares 126 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Date: 2018-06-09
- Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Judge: Steve Weisfeld 116-112
- Judge: Rey Danseco 115-113
- Judge: Zachary Young 117-111
- Referee: Thomas Taylor
- WBA Super World Featherweight Title (2nd defence by Santa Cruz)
- WBC Diamond Featherweight Title (1st defense of Santa Cruz)
- Promoters: Tom Brown (TGB Promotions), Richard Schaefer (Ringstar Sports)
- Ring Announcer: Jimmy Lennon Jr.
- Aired On: Showtime Championship Boxing (Main Event)
- Santa Cruz cut left eye ruled from a legal punch rd 8.
- "Without a doubt, Leo is the No. 1 featherweight in the world. I said before the fight that the winner of this would be the best in the world. I take my hat off to him," Mares said.
- "Hopefully I am [the best featherweight in the world]. But I leave it to the fans to say who is the best. ...I want Gary Russell Jr.. Let's unify. I'm not scared of anybody," Santa Cruz said.
Santa Cruz vs. Mares I
| WBC Diamond Featherweight Title Fight