Leo Santa Cruz vs. Chris Avalos & Abner Mares vs. Andres Gutierrez Quotes

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Chris Avalos & Abner Mares vs. Andres Gutierrez Quotes

Published 9/5/2017

Leo Santa Cruz, Chris Avalos, Abner Mares, and Andres Gutierrez press conference in Los Angeles. Photo: Erick Ramirez/Ringstar Sports

Leo Santa Cruz, Chris Avalos, Abner Mares, and Andres Gutierrez press conference in Los Angeles. Photo: Erick Ramirez/Ringstar Sports


LOS ANGELES - Three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) and former world title challenger Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KOs) spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon at the Conga Room at L.A. Live ahead of their world title bout taking place Saturday, October 14, that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes from StubHub Center in Carson, California. 

Also in attendance, Tuesday was four-time world champion Abner Mares, who takes on Andres Gutierrez as he looks to setup a rematch with Leo Santa Cruz in early 2018.

 

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Ringstar Promotions and TGB Promotions, are priced at $30, $50, $75, $100, $150, and $250 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit AXS.com HERE.

 


Leo Santa Cruz had this to say about his upcoming opponent and his plans going forward. 

“Hopefully I can come out victorious and then face all of the big names. I want to rematch Mares and Carl Frampton then unify the division. I’m going to be ready to face anyone.
"Chris Avalos is a tough fighter. He has 20 knockouts so I'm not going to underestimate him. Up there in the ring anything can happen. I'm going to be smart, be patient and do what I have to do to win the fight.

 

Chris Avalos has this to say about the fight

“I’m not a big talker but I’m ready for this battle. It’s going to be a good fight. This is going to be a war. I like going toe-to-toe and so does he.
"We are going to see the best Chris Avalos. I am going to bring the best. It is going to be a fight to remember."

 

Abner Mares on his opponent Gutierrez and a rematch with Santa Cruz

“Leo and I have two tough opponents in front of us. My opponent was ready to fight Carl Frampton and Richard even said that he thought Gutierrez was going to win that fight. I’ve been training hard for this fight because we all know that young fighters like Gutierrez are warriors.
"Gutierrez is no easy test, but he doesn't have the talent that I have. He doesn't have the heart that I have. He doesn't have the corner that I have. I'm going to come out victorious and give the fans a good fight.

 

This is a great double header featuring two of the top Mexican-American fighters in the sport of boxing, the outcome of these fights will help to shape the landscape in the featherweight division.  

 

Feature Photo: Erick Ramirez/Ringstar Sports

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