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Abner Mares: I Know I Can Beat Guillermo Rigondeaux

By Salvador Rodriguez

WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0-1, 14KOs) wants the best fights possible, at featherweight or even super featherweight and super bantamweight. Mares feels good at 126-pounds and would likely move up for a better opportunity at 130, but there are two boxers that he would drop down for, at 122, - WBA/WBO champion Guillermo Ridgondeax (12-0, 8KOs) and former champion Nonito Donaire. Last month Rigondeaux won a twelve round decision over Donaire.

"I want to give good fights and wherever there are good fights is where I'll be, either at super featherweight, featherweight, and I'm even willing to go down to super bantamweight again to face either Nonito Donaire or Guillermo Rigondeaux. Wherever I am offered a good fight, I'll be there," said Mares.

"I am aware that styles make fights, Nonito tried to decipher the style of Rigondeaux. If I get the opportunity, I know that I can beat Rigondeaux. I think right now Nonito is more interested in a fight [with me] than he was before, because now I'm the champion and he's not. He lost, and people know that I was asking for that fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeonSpinxMwfpce on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=Ido;13368236]phuck the haters. [B]The fact that Mares wants the fight, speaks volume in its self.[/B] Who the hell is Rigo gunning for? Oh right, he is quiet as a church mouse. Vamos Mares partale su madre ase negro.[/QUOTE] Bottom line,…

Comment by mbase1235 on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=Ido;13368236]phuck the haters. The fact that Mares wants the fight, speaks volume in its self. Who the hell is Rigo gunning for? Oh right, he is quiet as a church mouse. Vamos Mares partale su madre ase negro.[/QUOTE] Right, Rigo…

Comment by mbase1235 on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=Hands of Iron;13370297]They should've stuck with their boy? Although given Donaire basically came mentally undone after the first flush counter landed on him, I can't blame them too much. Mares might lose, but he isn't getting punked like that and…

Comment by Hands of Iron on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=JohnDough;13367692]Once Rigo beat the brakes off the Donaire Bandwagon where were the people to go?[/QUOTE] They should've stuck with their boy? Although given Donaire basically came mentally undone after the first flush counter landed on him, I can't blame them…

Comment by St. John's Gent on 05-14-2013

Abner Mares vs Rigondeaux 2 of my favorite fighters, i would watch to be entertained by two of the finest boxers in the sport, technique, footwork, defense, and punching power would be on display, my heart would say Mares but…

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