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.”
Olympic gold medalist and former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa will meet Colombia’s Darley Perez in an HBO-televised lightweight match on June 8 in Montreal.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., Robert Guerrero, Abner Mares and Daniel Ponce de Leon all tested negative following their post-fight drug tests on May 4.
Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero will be re-aired on Saturday night on Showtime. The Abner Mares’ WBC featherweight title-winning TKO of Daniel Ponce de Leon will also re-air on the cable network.