Puerto Rico’s Orlando Cruz will face Orlando Salido on the Oct. 12 undercard of the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO weltewreight title bout at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
The last press conference before Mikey Garcia attempts to defend his RING and WBO featherweight titles against a highly motivated Juan Manuel Lopez this Saturday. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
“I still have a lot left in the tank, and I’m able to do a lot of things,” said Juan Manuel Lopez, who will face Mikey Garcia on June 15. “I think that this fight will prove that I’m still one of the best.”
“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.’”