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.’”
Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell will end a 17-month ring absence when he returns on May 3 in a Fox Sports Net-televised bout against an opponent to be determined at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Arum says Mikey Garcia and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be in action this summer.
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.”