Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Hold Court In Los Angeles Before Rematch

LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2016) – Featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz went face-to-face in Los Angeles Thursday along with lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin and undefeated former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia in advance of their respective showdowns Saturday, January 28 in a Premier Boxing Champions event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with Zlaticanin vs. Garcia. For Frampton and Santa Cruz, Thursday’s event was the second press conference promoting their highly anticipated rematch as the featherweights spoke to media in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday at the Europa Hotel. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports in…

Sergey Lipinets vs. Lenny Zappavigna Added To December 10 Undercard

LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2016) – An exciting night of undercard action comes to Los Angeles on Saturday, December 10 and is highlighted by hard-hitting unbeaten contender Sergey Lipinets (10-0, 8 KOs) in a 12-round junior welterweight world title eliminator against Australia’s Lenny Zappavigna (35-2, 25 KOs) from Galen Center at USC. The December 10 event is headlined by a featherweight world championship showdown between WBA titleholder Jesus Cuellar and former three-division world champion Abner Mares. The live SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXINGâ telecast begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo taking on undefeated top contender Julian Williams in a matchup of undefeated rising stars in their prime. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Sports and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and are priced…

Santa Cruz Wears Down Mares, Wins Majority Decision

LOS ANGELES — In front of a lively Staples Center crowd, Leo Santa Cruz obtained L.A. bragging rights by defeating rival Abner Mares by majority decision (117-111 twice, 114-114). Both fighters engaged from the opening bell with vicious phonebooth exchanges. Mares mixed in counter-punching and movement with his attacks to gain an advantage. However, the tide shifted by the fifth with Santa Cruz utilizing his reach to score eye-catching power shots. In addition, Mares’ mauling was subdued by Santa Cruz mixing in lateral movement, uppercuts and short hooks. The fighters would throw over 2000 punches over the course of 12 rounds (1057 Santa Cruz, 980 Mares). Both Santa Cruz and Mares confirmed their willingness to pursue a…

Santa Cruz, Mares Make Weight; Fans Hype In LA

Santa Cruz vs. Mares Weights: Santa Cruz – 124.8 lbs Mares: 125.2 lbs Undercard Weights Hugo Ruiz – 121.4 lbs Julio Cesar Ceja – 121 lbs Alejandro Luna – 135 lbs Sergio Lopez – 134.2 lbs Alfredo Angulo –  163 lbs Hector Munoz – 159.8 lbs

Video: Santa Cruz vs Mares Final LA Press Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA — On Saturday night, the collision course between WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and the challenger, former champion Abner Mares finally comes to a head. In the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions, Santa Cruz and Mares meet for their long anticipated battle for super bantamweight supremacy. Ahead of the bout the combatants and their teams held court for the final time together before the weigh-in and subsequent match-up. A fight informally coined  “The Battle of Los Angeles” looks to be an explosive shoot out that will leave the fans entertained and wanting more. While Mares opted to spend his time at the podium thanking everyone who brought him this…

Video/Photos: Leo Santa Cruz LA Media Workout

LA PUENTE, CA — On August 29th, Leo Santa Cruz steps into the ring with a foe that fans have long waited him to see, Abner Mares. In what is shaping up to be as “The Battle Of Los Angeles” two of Mexico’s biggest young stars look the silence the supremacy whispers once and for all. On Tuesday Santa Cruz, and his team, invited the media to the Who’s Next? Boxing Gym in La Puente to check out his conditioning and answer questions on the highly anticipated title bout. Turning his signature grin down considerably, Santa Cruz was all business as he discussed the upcoming bout, the “cherry picking” social media label and what he wants…

Photos/Quotes: Santa Cruz vs. Mares Press Conference

  LEO SANTA CRUZ “I want to thank all of the fans who are here and I appreciate the support. We always train 100 percent like we’re fighting for a championship.  “I think the fans are the ones who are going to win on August 29th. They are going to get a great fight out there. It’s going to be a war.  “I don’t care what he said about my competition. I’ve wanted to fight him for a long time, this going to be a great fight. “He likes to talk about different things. I’m not going to talk as much. I’m going to be prepared on August 29th and I’m going to be victorious.  …

Training Camp Notes: Premier Boxing Champions – 3/7 Card

SUPERSTAR FIGHTERS ON THE INAUGURAL PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC FIGHT CARD OFFER TRAINING CAMP INSIGHTS AHEAD OF THEIR MARCH 7 SHOWDOWNS AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS   LAS VEGAS (March 3, 2015) – The fan favorites participating on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fight card on Saturday, March 7 shared their progress today on how training camp is going and the importance of the return of boxing to primetime network television.   Tickets for the live event are priced at $400, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com….

Photos/Quotes Molina & Mares Los Angeles Media Day

LOS ANGELES – With their respective March 7th bouts right around the corner, former three division world champion Abner Mares and super lightweight contender John Molina Jr. hosted their first media workouts, under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, Wednesday at Fortune’s Gym in Hollywood. Joining them, Mares’ trainer Clemente Medina and Molina’s trainer Joe Goossen. Making his first appearances in the ring under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, John Molina find himself against stiff opposition when he takes on former lightweight champion Adrien Broner. Although he’s been in some tough battles thus far in his career, he feels his record is not a true indicator of his shelf life in the sport.  Grateful for the opportunity…

Abner Mares To Fight on March 7th Edition of PBC

THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ABNER MARES TO FIGHT ON BLOCKBUSTER CARD IN “PBC ON NBC” DEBUT LIVE IN PRIMETIME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7   Mares To Face Arturo Santos Reyes From The MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas   LAS VEGAS (Feb. 12, 2015) – Former three-division world champion Abner Mares (28-1-1, 15 KOs) returns to the ring to face 2008 Mexican Olympian Arturo Santos Reyes (18-4, 5 KOs) on Saturday, March 7 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in the primetime debut of the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC and NBCSN.   The fight is part of the blockbuster card promoted by Goossen Promotions featuring Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina, Jr. that will air…