Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: “Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we’ll find out then if I’m tailor-made for him.”
“I think that this is the fight where I proved that I’m a pound-for-pound fighter,” said Abner Mares, who knocked out Daniel Ponce de Leon to take his WBC featherweight belt, making him a three-division beltwinner.
Abner Mares: “I actually added something different to my training camp, and it’s called ‘Mexican Judo.’ It’s ‘ju-don’t know if I’m going to box, or ju-don’t know if I’m going to brawl, but you do know that I’m going to win.’”
RING junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is expected to be ringside for Saturday night’s clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on his upcoming fight with Daniel Ponce de Leon on the Mayweather-Guerrero card: “I’m taking this big step and I hope that we can steal the show that night.”
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior featherwieght championship bout: “I see Nonito winning by knockout. I estimate a seven-round knockout by Nonito if Rigondeaux doesn’t just run and box all night.”
IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz aspires to the greatness of Mexican predecessors such as Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Juan Manuel Marquez and Oscar Larios.
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer gives his post-fight thoughts on Abner Mares’ unanimous decision victory over Anselmo Moreno immediately after the junior featherweight showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares and his challenger Anselmo Moreno easily made weight on Friday at Staples Center in L.A., the site of their Showtime-televised showdown on Saturday. Mares weighed 121.8 pounds; Moreno weighed 120.8.
Leo Santa Cruz’s days are numbered at bantamweight, but the unbeaten IBF titleholder will remain at 118 pounds at least until the end of the year. He defends his belt against Victor Zaleta on the Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno undercard at Staples Center on Saturday.