Found August 25, 2013 on Overtime:
Saturday night at the StubHub Center, formally the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares starred as the co-main eventers in what was expected to be the next fight before they would be paired off in a mega Los Angeles based area fight most likely to be fought at a catch weight of 124 pounds. All each fighter had to do was beat their respective opponents, with Santa Cruz taking on Victor Terrazas and Mares taking on Jhonny Gonzalez. In the first fight of the co-main event, Leo Santa Cruz took on Victor Terrazas in a fight for Terrazas WBC Super Bantamweight title. Terrazas was given the belt because Abner Mares decided to move to fight in the Featherweight division. The fight represented Santa Cruz with his first major challenge as he was taking on an opponent who while not having the name recognition amongst many boxing fans, was known within boxing circles as a tough customer with a heavy jab, who in April of last year beat former champion Fernando Montiel...
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