• Miguel Maravilla

Santa Cruz & Abner Mares Double Header October 14 at Stub Hub

Three-division world champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico will defend his featherweight world title against Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KOs), while four-time world champion Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California defends his 126-pound championship against once-beaten Andres Gutierrez (35-1-1, 25 KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. on Premier Boxing Champions live on FOX and FOX Deportes on Saturday, October 14. Televised coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

If Santa Cruz and Mares win their respective matches, they have both agreed to terms to meet in a highly anticipated rematch for the WBA featherweight title in early 2018. Santa Cruz won a hard-fought, narrow decision against Mares in a 2015 Fight of the Year candidate that saw the two men go toe-to-toe for 12 fast-paced rounds and combine for over 2,000 punches thrown.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Promotions and TGB Promotions, are priced at $30, $50, $75, $100, $150, and $250 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit AXS.com HERE.

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