By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
I have seen my share of fights that have taken place regarding who is the best fighter in the city Los Angeles between either two Mexican-born or American-born fighters that residing in the southern California area. Mando Ramos vs. Raul Rojas, Jerry Quarry vs. Joey Orbillo, Bobby Chacon vs. Danny Lopez, Carlos Palomino vs. Armando Muniz, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Shane Mosley are just a few that come to mind.
Last Saturday another Los Angeles “natural” came to the Staples Center. Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1 / 17 by KO) remained unbeaten with an impressive 12 round majority decision over Abner Mares (29-2-1 / 15 by KO).
Santa Cruz captured the WBA Super World Featherweight title in an action packed fight televised live on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN.
Santa Cruz landed the cleaner punches using his height and reach effectively, winning rounds after rounds after a quick early start by Mares.
I personally thought had Santa Cruz used his jab more, he would of taken those few rounds he lost, which were won by Mares due to pressure and aggressiveness.
The judge’s scores were 117-111, 114-114, 117-111 … my unofficial scorecard was 117-111, nine rounds to three for the winner, Leo Santa Cruz. The judge that had this fight a draw, I’m not sure what fight he was watching?