Next fight of Leo Santa Cruz is not determined yet.
The featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs), before Saturday's victory in the rematch over Abner Mares, said that he would like to fight against another champion in his weight class - Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs), with whom Santa Cruz met in the amateurs and lost.
In the main event of the evening in Los Angeles, Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) again got a decision over Abner Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) in the rematch and defended his featherweight title. The scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 all in favor of Santa Cruz.
A live broadcast of the boxing evening from Los Angeles, in the main event of which Leo Santa Cruz will meet Abner Mares in the featherweight rematch. Also at this card light middleweight champion Jermell Charlo will face former world champion Austin Trout.
Two owners of different versions of the featherweight world title Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares took part in the official weigh-in procedure on the eve of their rematch on June 9 at the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles. Santa Cruz was 125.4 pounds, Mares - 125.9 pounds.
Two WBA world featherweight champions Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares won their respective fights within one event at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs) scored a KO victory in the eighth round over Chris Avalos (27-6, 20 KOs), and Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) won a technical decision over Andres Gutierrez (35-2-1, 25 KOs) due to the serious cut of his opponent.