Openly gay featherwight contender Orlando Cruz on the outfit he plans to wear into the ring versus Orlando Salido on Saturday: “It was not my intention to cause an uproar.”
Mexico’s former two-time featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido plans to continue his dominance against Puerto Rican rivals when he fights Orlando Cruz on Oct. 12. “I think about what I’ve done against Puerto Rican fighters,” said Salido. “I just think I know how to fight them.”
Abner Mares told RingTV.com that his stunning loss to Jhonny Gonzalez “woke up the beast that I had inside of me.” Mares says he’ll get right back in training and target Gonzalez for a rematch or Leo Santa Cruz.
Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.
Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
Undefeated featherweight prospect Gary Russell said that a victory over WBC titleholder Abner Mares “would be a good notch to put under my belt.” Russell may be added to a Showtime-televised card headlined by Mares on Aug. 24.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “The only thing I can say is there’s been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me.”
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.”