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Abner Mares-Leo Santa Cruz bout should have L.A. buzzing

Abner Mares-Leo Santa Cruz bout should have L.A. buzzing

On Saturday night, when Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz step into the Staples Center ring, they will revive the rich legacy of talented Mexican boxers facing off in Los Angeles. Mares, a former Mexican Olympian and three-division world champion raised in Hawaiian Gardens, will meet first-generation Mexican American and two-division champion Santa Cruz of Los Angeles in a non-title 12-round featherweight bout on ESPN. "I expect it will be the same kind of atmosphere when I fought," said Armando Muniz, 69, who twice lost world welterweight title shots against Carlos Palomino at downtown's famed Olympic Auditorium in 1977 and 1978. "You see that kind of electricity in...

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