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Premier Boxing Championship Betting: Cruz Tops Mares

Premier Boxing Championship Betting Preview

Two of the biggest names in the featherweight division, Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz clash on Saturday, August 29th for bragging rights in the next edition of Premier Boxing Championship. Unlike many of the lukewarm or mismatched bouts that have often failed to live up to their hype, Santa Cruz vs. Mares seems destined to deliver the goods.

Featherweight Fight Betting Preview: Mares v. Cruz

Both the high-octane Mexican bangers are acknowledged for getting into the trenches and overwhelm their opponents with aggression and activity around the ring. Abner Mares has the capability of boxing with smart moves and counter punches. While, Cruz relies mostly on working from the corners and utilizing the space in the ring.

Mares (29-1-1) had a tremendous run of form between 2010-2013, beating a slew of upper-tier fighters and winning world championships in three weight divisions. But, that all came to halt, when he was knocked out in the first round by Jhonny Gonzalez in 2013. Since then, he has been a little scattershot. Despite winning three straight fights in a row, he hasn’t played anywhere near to how he used to in 2010-2013.

On the other hand, for Santa Cruz (30-0-1), most of his hits have come from his opponent. His three most recent bouts have all been substandard given the level he has acquired-or at least the level that he has been presented. Cruz acknowledged this in a recent interview, when he said that he wanted tougher fights, but he had left those draws entirely up to his team.

With different meanings attached to this riveting fight for both Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, either of them will look to prove a point. Mares (+147) will want to look good in his quest for the Premier Boxing Championship. While, Cruz (-180) will look to continue his dominant run of form.

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Billy O'Shea has been a sports writer for Linesmaker Sports since 2012. Raised in Toronto, Canada he has a keen interest in sports analytics especially wagering behavior as a predictive model for sports outcomes.