Cruz vs Mares

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  • Santa Cruz vs Mares
  • 30-0-1  29-1-1
  • MD 12 MD 12
  • Score Cards 114-114, 117-111, 117-111
  • Saturday 29th August 2015
  • Staples Center, LA, USA
  • WBA Super World Featherweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Featherweight
  • Tape
  • 27 age 29
  • 5' 7" / 171cm height 5' 5" / 164cm
  • 68.9" / 175cm reach 66.1" / 168cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD TKO TKO UD UD < form UD RTD UD KO TKO <
  • 30 wins 29
  • 17 by ko 15
  • 57% Ko% 52%
  • 0 Losses 1
  • draws 1
  • 2006 Debut 2005
  • tape rankings @ Featherweight
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Cruz vs Mares Info

Leo Santa Cruz beat Abner Mares by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 29th August 2015 at Staples Center in LA.

The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 117-111, 117-111 in favor of winner Leo Santa Cruz.

The fight took place over rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).

This was of the World Boxing Super Series.

This contest was for the WBA featherweight championship of the world.

Cruz vs Mares stats

Leo Santa Cruz stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 1  draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Abner Mares made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Santa Cruz had a slight advantage in power over Mares, with a 57% knock out percentage over Mares' 52%.

Leo Santa Cruz was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Santa Cruz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mares. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Leo Santa Cruz & Abner Mares fought out of an orthodox stance.

Santa Cruz was the less experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 9 months later than Mares, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 261 to Mares' 274.

Cruz vs Mares form

Santa Cruz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Chris Avalos on 14th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Carl Frampton on 28th January 2017 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Carl Frampton on 30th July 2016 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

Before that, he had beat Kiko Martinez on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.

He had defeated Abner Mares on 29th August 2015 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Mares had beaten 3 of his last 4 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Arturo Santos Reyes on 7th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Jose Ramirez on 13th December 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jonathan Oquendo on 12th July 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Jhonny Gonzalez on 24th August 2013 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.

Activity check

Santa Cruz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

Mares' last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.

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