By Scott Christ
Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares return in separate fights on FOX.
Tonight at 7:30 pm on FOX, Premier Boxing Champions is back with a world title doubleheader in the featherweight division, featuring the returns of Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares in separate bouts.
Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KO) will be taking on Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KO) in the main event, defending his WBA “super world” featherweight title, which he regained in January from Carl Frampton.
Mares (30-2-1, 15 KO) will defend the pointless WBA “world” featherweight title against Andres Gutierrez (35-1-1, 25 KO). If Santa Cruz and Mares both win, it’s expected they’ll fight one another in 2018, which would be a rematch of their August 2015 bout, which Santa Cruz won by decision.
Both Santa Cruz and Mares are pretty heavy favorites tonight.
Our live coverage of tonight’s PBC on FOX event will lead right into our live coverage of tonight’s Showtime tripleheader, five world title fights in total, so get your night started early right here!
Source:: Bad Left Hook