Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares Weigh-In Photos

Abner Mares, Leo Santa Cruz - Saturday Night, live on ESPN (10 PM EST) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles California, Unbeaten two-division titilist Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1 17 KO) of Rosemead California, takes on former 3-division titilist Abner Mares (29-1-1 15 KO) of Montebello California. The main event of this Saturday night's PBC card on ESPN will be a non-title clash, contested at the Featherweight limit of 126 lbs.

Saturday Night, live on ESPN (10 PM EST) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles California, Unbeaten two-division titilist Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1 17 KO) of Rosemead California, takes on former 3-division titilist Abner Mares (29-1-1 15 KO) of Montebello California. The main event of this Saturday night’s PBC card on ESPN will be a non-title clash, contested at the Featherweight limit of 126 lbs.

Santa Cruz 27, comes into this potential “Fight of The Year” candidate as the slight betting favorite at -225. Mares 29, is pegged by oddsmakers as the slight underdog at +175.

Here is a closer look at the two pugilistic principles set to square off come Saturday night.

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Jermain Taylor says he will box again

Jermain Taylor - Former lineal Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (33-4-1, 20KOs) has sent word to the boxing world through his lawyer Hubert Alexander that he indeed plans on making a return to the ring once his pending legal cases and Mental evaluation are squared away.

Former lineal Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (33-4-1, 20KOs) has sent word to the boxing world through his lawyer Hubert Alexander that he indeed plans on making a return to the ring once his pending legal cases and Mental evaluation are squared away.

Taylor, now 37 last fought in October of last year when he defeated Sam “King” Soliman for the IBF 160 lb championship of the world. It was the second time in Taylor’s career that he had held Middleweight Gold. Taylor was stripped of that title earlier in the year after failing to defend against mandatory Sergio Mora due to allegations and arrest concerning gun-play.

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Former champ Vargas weighs in on Cotto Vs. Canelo

Miguel Cotto, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez - Ahead of the November 21st HBO Pay-Per-View mega-fight between lineal World Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto 34, (40-4 33 KO) of Puerto Rico and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, 25 (45-1-1 32 KO) set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada, former 154 lb titilist Fernando Vargas, -who was on the losing end of of a thrilling titular installment in the heated "Mexico vs Puerto Rico rivalry" against Hall of fame member Felix "Tito" Trinidad in the very same Arena Cotto and Canelo will do battle in back in late 2000 had this to say to El Vocero concerning the legacy of his historic fight with Trinidad, his respect for the fighting cultures of both Mexico and Puerto Rico and finally how Cotto V Canelo stacks up against his encounter with Trinidad.

Ahead of the November 21st HBO Pay-Per-View mega-fight between lineal World Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto 34, (40-4 33 KO) of Puerto Rico and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 25 (45-1-1 32 KO) set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada, former 154 lb titilist Fernando Vargas, -who was on the losing end of of a thrilling titular installment in the heated “Mexico vs Puerto Rico rivalry” against Hall of fame member Felix “Tito” Trinidad in the very same Arena Cotto and Canelo will do battle in back in late 2000 had this to say to El Vocero concerning the legacy of his historic fight with Trinidad, his respect for the fighting cultures of both Mexico and Puerto Rico and finally how Cotto V Canelo stacks up against his encounter with Trinidad.

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Fox Sports 1 signs deal with Haymon

Al Haymon - The seemingly omnipotent Al Haymon and his PBC platform have struck yet again! (A deal that is) According to ESPN's Dan Rafael:

The seemingly omnipotent Al Haymon and his PBC platform have struck yet again! (A deal that is) According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael:

Fox Sports 1 has announced that Haymon’s PBC will be the networks exclusive boxing content provider in a deal signed through June 2016. In that span Fox Sports 1 has agreed to air 21 PBC cards as part of their “Toe-To-Toe Tuesdays” series that will -as the advertising slogan suggests- be aired on Tuesday nights.

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Adonis Stevenson facing Tommy Karpency on September 11th in Toronto

Adonis Stevenson the WBC and lineally recognized light heavyweight world champion (26-1, 21KOs) has announced that he will take on #9 rated WBC contender and massive underdog Tommy Karpency (25-4-1, 14KOs) on September 11th at the Ricoh Coliseum, in Toronto Ontario Canada. The title tilt will be televised by Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV.

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Next stop for Froch, Canastota New York

Carl Froch -  As a fighter Carl Froch gave all he had to the sport of boxing. Though never the fastest, quickest or strongest Froch simply found a way to win on most nights against the best his division had to offer, and he will be remembered as a true fighting champion in an era where other stars decided to simply rest on their laurels.

As a fighter Carl Froch gave all he had to the sport of boxing. Though never the fastest, quickest or strongest Froch simply found a way to win on most nights against the best his division had to offer, and he will be remembered as a true fighting champion in an era where other stars decided to simply rest on their laurels.

Froch, the former four time Super Middleweight champion and one of the UK’s finest fighters in recent memory recently announced his retirement from the sport of boxing and has signed on with Sky Sports as a fight analyst, already providing top notch commentary for the premiere destination for Boxing in the UK.

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How Should Floyd Mayweather Jr Be Remembered?

Floyd Mayweather Jr - On the verge of Floyd Mayweather Jr's final fight on September 12 I've been debating with myself over just how his ironclad first ballot Hall of fame career should be remembered and how high up upon the pantheon of all time greats does the self proclaimed "T.B.E." or "The best ever" deserve to be placed.

On the verge of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s final fight on September 12 I’ve been debating with myself over just how his ironclad first ballot Hall of fame career should be remembered and how high up upon the pantheon of all time greats does the self proclaimed “T.B.E.” or “The best ever” deserve to be placed.

Let’s start out by simply stating that no one with even a casual knowledge of the sport to the most ardent historian of the sweet science can deny Mayweather’s greatness. He’s 25-0 in recognized world title contests. He’s beaten two men in Oscar De LA Hoya and the late ‘ultimate blood and guts warrior’ Arturo Gatti who have already been enshrined in the hallowed halls of Canastota New York and at least a hand full of other men who will surely be enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame when they come up on the ballot.

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Berto will not be fazed or intimidated by the magnitude of the moment

Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Mayweather vs. Berto - With his purported upcoming fight against an undefeated ring legend who made more money per minute (6 million plus) in his last fight than most aspiring pugilists could ever hope to make for their entire career, 31 year old Andre Berto (30-3 23 KO) comes into his bout with 38 year old all time great Floyd "Money" Mayweather (48-0 26 KO) as perhaps the greatest underdog in the history of the sport.

With his purported upcoming fight against an undefeated ring legend who made more money per minute (6 million plus) in his last fight than most aspiring pugilists could ever hope to make for their entire career, 31 year old Andre Berto (30-3 23 KO) comes into his bout with 38 year old all time great Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0 26 KO) as perhaps the greatest underdog in the history of the sport.

And that’s definitely to take nothing away from Berto’s career accomplishments. Berto is a 3 time World Champion in the 147 Pound division, he has held the coveted WBC Welterweight title and defended it five times, against four former world champions in a span from 2008-2011 in which he was seen as a can’t miss future superstar of the division. Then along came another Mayweather opponent named Victor Ortiz who simply would not be denied his moment in the sun and shocked the world in early 2011 with a major upset of Berto for his world title.

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