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Leo Santa Cruz vs. Chris Avalos Press Conference

Three division world champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico and Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KOs), along with four-time world champion Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico held a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles as they will square off Saturday October 3 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California on Premier Boxing Champions live on FOX.

Richard Schaefer opened up the press conference.

Leo Santa Cruz talked about his return to the ring and upcoming fight with Avalos.

Chris Avalos talked about his opportunity.

Mares will defend his 126-pound title against his paisano Andres Gutierrez (35-1-1, 25 KOs) who also hails from Guadalajara, Mexico.

His trainer Robert Garcia was also present at the press conference.

Santa Cruz vs. Avalos will be a scheduled 12 round championship bout for Santa Cruz's WBA Super World title. Mares vs. Gutierrez is a scheduled 12 round championship bout for Mares's WBA World title. If all goes well for Santa Cruz and Mares all indications are pointing towards a rematch between the Southern Californian's to take place early next year.

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