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  • 03:17

    Leo Santa Cruz Proves Critics Wrong Gets it Done in Slugfest against Abner Mares

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    A raucous crowd of 13,109 at Staples Center got their money’s worth on Saturday as two Mexican warriors Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares went to war for the vacant WBA Super World featherweight title.

    In what was billed as the biggest fight of their careers, not only were Los Angeles bragging rights on the line between the two Southern California-based Mexican immigrants, but pride, as both fighters came into their mega-clash as world champions in multiple weight classes.

    Mares, 29, surprised many by going right after his adversary to start the fight, bringing reminders to the day Marvin Hagler fought Tommy Hearns back in 1985.

    The action was impeccable, as both fighters never let the other have an inch, like two NASCAR drivers battling for the same spot in the dying laps, except we were just getting started.

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  • 01:31

    Leo Santa Cruz Defeats Abner Mares, Ceja-Ruiz Thrills, Dirrell-Rubio Preview

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    Once more Premier Boxing Champions offered up a couple of good fights, this time on ESPN. Undefeated featherweight Leo Santa Cruz proved he was on Abner Mares' level and then some in winning a majority decision. And in the co-feature at Staples Center, super bantamweights Julio Ceja and Hugo Ruiz traded knockdowns in an entertaining battle before the Ceja scored a stoppage in the 5th. Credit where it's due.

    That doesn't mean that PBC's schedule is much to get excited about; they for some reason chose Marco Antonio Rubio to step in (and up in weight) against super middleweight Anthony Dirrell on Sunday, though the rematch between bantamweights Jamie McDonnell and Tomoki Kameda on the same card is intriguing. They should have switched it up and had that rematch headlining on CBS.

    There's also the matter of another rematch to discuss: Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga II. Whatever it is that needs to be said about that Pay-Per-View, we'll say it.

    Maybe there will be updates on Andre Berto's athleticism, show mascot Victor Ortiz's latest run-in with the law, Adrien Broner's most recent gift, and more. James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Fight City's Patrick Connor will sherpa you through this.

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    (Photos: Danny Moloshok/AP/Suzanne Teresa/PBC)

  • 01:59

    Abner Mares vs Leo Santa Cruz, Mosley-Mayorga previews, Glowacki-Huck

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    As silly as 2015 has been for boxing and as frustrating it's been for many fans, there is still hope. The final four months or so of the year look more promising, starting with this weekend's match up between Abner Mares vs Leo Santa Cruz on ESPN, by Premier Boxing Champions. Not to be outdone, at least in the drama department, Shane Mosley is schedule to return after a more than 18-month layoff to face old foe Ricardo Mayorga on a Pay-Per-View show - if it doesn't get shut down by Don King first.

    Since Top Men took a week off, there's also a matter of Krzysztof Glowacki's highly entertaining upset win over reigning cruiserweight belt-holder Marco Huck to discuss. There is serious talk of it being the "Fight of the Year" thus far, and it's tough to argue at this point.

    Don't forget more random news, like updates on the Miguel Cotto vs Saul "Canelo" Alvarez ticket situation, and the same for Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto. There's an update for the Mayweather-Berto undercard, testing policy for Lucas Matthysse vs Viktor Postol, a new foe for Terence Crawford and more.

    Through it all, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and The Fight CIty's Patrick Connor will try to keep you laughing. Or at least feeling awkward. Thanks for tuning in!

    (Photos: Carlos Delgado/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy/Mark Noonan/PBC

  • Ringside Report - Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz, August 29, ESPN

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    Thursday, August 27, at 10PM ET/7PM PT, "War a Week" Radio presents a special "Mares vs. Santa Cruz" edition of "Ringside Report" with fight scribes Rodney Green and Joseph Herron!!

    Kicking off tonight's 90 minute broadcast, the "War a Week" team will preview this Saturday night's match-up between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz!!

    - Stengths and Weaknesses

    - Keys to Victory

    - "Ringside Report" Prediction

    Rodney and Joseph will also conduct coach Ronnnie's customary segment of "Fact or Fiction"!!

    - Will the hard and painful lesson learned from being a boxing promoter keep Sugar Shane back in the ring out of necessity?

    - Will Leo Santa Cruz deliver Abner Mares his second career KO loss?

    - Can Mares outbox or outslug Leo Santa Cruz for twelve hard rounds?

    - Will Deontay Wilder have trouble with Johann Duhaupas on September 26th?

    - Will Jermall Charlo have trouble with current IBF Junior Middleweight title holder K9 Bundrage on 9/12?

    - Will Mayweather vs. Berto prove to be more entertaining than everyone initially believed?

    - Will more fans view May/Berto on 9/12 at movie theaters than anywhere else?

    - Is Freddie Roach correct in his bold KO prediction of Cotto vs. Canelo?

    - Can Canelo Alvarez win "The Big One"?

    - Will Roy Jones Jr. get a title shot against Glowacki?

    Tune in for a special Thursday night edition of "Ringside Report" with Rodney Green and Joseph Herron!!

  • 02:34

    Santa Cruz vs. Mares Preview-Debate-Predictions!Will Leo Sink or Swim vs. Mares?

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    This episode begins with a news segment featuring previews for a few recent fights that were finalized on the fall schedule and Recap from the Cotto vs. Canelo Press Conference. Plus, Preview, Debate, & Predictions for the highly anticipated fight between the unbeaten/untested Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, who looks to regain his stature in the boxing world. The bout will be broadcasted live on the PBC on ESPN from the Staples Center in LA! Other Topics For Discussion-Sullivan Barrera agrees to a Title Elimantor with Artur Beterbiev to become mandotary challenger to Sergey Kovalev! -Terence Crawford faces Dierry Jean on HBO October 24th. -Preview the upcoming fight schedule which will include the Co-Feature to Mares/Santa Cruz fight between Hugo Ruiz and Julio Cesar Ceja! Plus, More Current News Topics! Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio Call 646-381-4990 Listen Live or Join The Roundtable! Your Voice Will Be Heard! 

  • 02:59

    Santa Cruz vs. Mares Recap! Mcdonnell vs. Kameda 2 Preview-Predictions-News!

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    The show begins with a Full Recap of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares main event that lived up to all the hype surrounding it! The Staples Center was packed with over 13,000 screaming fans and the combatants made sure they left happy throwing a combined 2000 punches! Also, Recap the Co-Feature between Julio Cesar Ceja and Hugo Ruiz that ended in comeback KO fashion! Plus, Preview, Debate, & Predictions for Mcdonnell vs. Kameda 2 which will include the Main Event and other fights on the weekend schedule! Other Topics For Discussion-Breakown the TV Ratings for last weekend's PBC on ESPN Santa Cruz vs. Mares and the month August PBC Recap! -Kell Brook vs. Deigo Chaves is offical for October 24. -Scott Quigg vs. Nonito Donaire is close to done for the Fall. -Timothy Bradley leaves Trainer Joel Diaz and now Rios fight negotations heating back up. Rumor Teddy Atlas will take over. Plus, More Current News Topics! Follow on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio Call 646-381-4990 Listen Live Or Join The Roundtable! Your Voice Will Be Heard!  

  • Ringside Report - Santa Cruz MD12 over Mares, Mosley KO6 over Mayorga

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    Sunday, August 30, at 9PM ET/6PM PT, "War a Week" Radio presents a special "LA Express" edition of "Ringside Report" with Rodney Green and Joseph Herron!!

    Kicking off this evening's 90 minute program, the "War a Week" team will review both fight cards from Los Angeles, California, at the Staples Center and Forum respectively!

    - Santa Cruz MD12 over Mares 

    - Mosley KO6 over Mayorga

    - Ceja TKO5 over Ruiz

    - Diaz Jr. TKO4 over Arceo

    - Luna KO4 over Lopez

    - Angulo RTD5 over Munoz

    Rodney and Joseph will also talk about the upcoming events on the boxing calendar and latest fight news around the community!!

    - Does Mosley really want a piece of Mexican fight legend Juan Manuel Marquez in 2016?

    - How well will a special Sunday edition of boxing on CBS do in Corpus Christi, Texas?  Dirrell vs. Rubio? McDonnell vs. Kameda II?

    - Miguel Cotto "No one will force me to face Golovkin/Lemieux winner"...really?

    - Thoughts on Andre Berto media workout...should fight fans take a chance on this PPV event?

    Tune in to another all-new edition of "Ringside Report" with Rodney Green and Joseph Herron!!

  • 02:02

    Ep 490 Abner Mares vs Leo Santa Cruz BOXiNG Preview

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    The Pound4Pound Kings of Boxing Broadcast Journalism. ONTHEGRiND BOXiNG is the world's number 1 boxing podcast, and blogtalkradio's original boxing program. OtG now features HQ audio.

  • 01:08

    Ringside Report - Santa Cruz, Mares, Wilder, Golovkin, Mosley, and more

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    Sunday, August 23rd, at 9PM ET/6PM PT, "War a Week" Radio presents a special "Fight Fan/Critic" edition of "Ringside Report" with Rodney Green and Joseph Herron!

    On this week's 90 minute episode, the "War a Week" team will review this week's latest boxing news!!

    - Golovkin scared of Lemieux?

    - Should Triple G be listed as a 14:1 favorite?  Lemiuex a 7:1 underdog?

    - Is fan reaction to Deontay Wilder vs. Johann Duhaupas, Adonis Stevenson vs. Tommy Karpency and Terence Crawford vs. Dierry Jean appropriate?

    - Is Klitschko vs. Fury be flying under boxing's Fall radar?

    - Is Rios vs. Provodnikov a good idea, or could it potentially ruin one or both competing fighters?

    - Cotto/Canelo four-city press tour - Mexico City, LA, NYC, and Caguas

    - Less than 3 weeks until Mayweather/Berto...is anyone buying at $65 and $75

    Rodney and Joseph will also discuss this weekend's fight action from Los Angeles, California!!

    - Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares, August 29th on ESPN

    - Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga, August 29th on Integrated Sports PPV $49.95

    Tune in to another all-new edition of "Ringside Report" with Rodney Green and Joseph Herron!!

  • 02:59

    Ep 491 Abner Mares vs Leo Santa Cruz BOXiNG Wrap-up

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    The Pound4Pound Kings of Boxing Broadcast Journalism. ONTHEGRiND BOXiNG is the world's number 1 boxing podcast, and blogtalkradio's original boxing program. OtG now features HQ audio.

  • 02:01


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