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.”
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.'”
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.”
Former IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and undefeatd middleweight prospect J’Leon Love will compete in separate bouts on the undercard of the May 4 Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay Per View event.
“I’m very hungry for this fight, and that’s what’s going to carry me to victory,” said once-beaten Anselmo Moreno, who will make his 122-pound debut on Nov. 10 against undefeated WBC tltleholder Abner Mares.
Manny Pacquiao began training in Hollywood on Monday for his fourth clash with Juan Manuel Marquez, which is slated for Dec. 8 at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Unbeaten bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will make the second defense of his IBG crown against Victor Zaleta on the Nov. 10 undercard of Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno in Los Angeles.