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.
During the Saturday debut of All-Access: Mayweather-Canelo on Showtime, Floyd Mayweather claims that Canelo Alvarez mimics his style. Alvarez, meanwhile, reveals that he was called “freckles” and “cheese head,” by other children growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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 heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.
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.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
Featherweight Gary Russell Jr.: “When my career is over with, either I’ll become this great champion that everyone says that I have the potential to be, or I’ll be a prima donna…Half the people that criticize me, they can’t beat the people that I’m in the ring with anyway.”
Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.
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.