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Leo Santa Cruz’s Full Media Workout

Watch Leo Santa Cruz train as he prepares to rematch Abner Mares next month.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As Leo Santa Cruz gets ready to take on Abner Mares for a second time on June 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, our friends at Fight Hub TV were able to get footage of his media workout. You can catch the full video of that above.

Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs) took a majority decision over Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) back in the summer of 2015 but is most recently coming off a knockout win over Chris Avalos last October — right he after settled the score with Carl Frampton.

The elder Leo Santa Cruz, who is the father/trainer of the fighter, has also accused Mares of fighting dirty in their first meeting and says that he’s trained his son to knockout Mares this time around. Whether or not that goes according to plan remains to be seen, but we’ll have at least a couple of high level fights that night, with Jermell Charlo defending his junior middleweight world title against Austin Trout on the same card.

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