Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Abner Mares Targets Ponce De Leon vs. Velez Winner

By Alfredo Jaime Gomez, notifight.com

Former champion Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13KOs) is looking for his third world championship. After winning titles at bantamweight and super bantamweight, Mares has set his sights on a the WBC's featherweight crown. A few weeks ago Mares vacated WBC title at super bantamweight and announced his plan to move up in weight to 126-pounds.

According to Mares' manager, Frank Espinoza, Abner will debut at featherweight in mid-April on U.S. soil against a yet to be determined opponent.

The WBC title is owned by Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4, 35KOs), who Espinoza also manages. Ponce De Leon defends the title against undefeated Puerto Rican Jayson Velez (20-0, 15KOs) on March 2 in New York City.

"The green belt (WBC) is the biggest and I want another one. At this weight there are some very good opponents and I want the best, so we're train hard. The guy to beat at super bantamweight was Nonito Donaire. I challenged him several times and he always rejected me, so I decided to drop my WBC title. I want the winner of Daniel Ponce De Leon and Jayson Velez. Mexicans have great fights," Mares said.

Tags: Abner Mares image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ricky1978 on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=ELHURACAN58;13010087]Mares is really not featherfisted, his power hovers around 60% problem is he doesnt know know how to finish them. In truth I would like to see Vazquez Jr. vs Mares.[/QUOTE] I agree.....

Comment by ricky1978 on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=jtcs1981;13010109]Which one? Him struggling against Beranza? Fighting a non skill like Sanchez, anyone can look good. And other youtube videos I seen of him, he is nothing special. I dont understand why Mares wants to move up. He can fight…

Comment by Bermuda on 02-08-2013

mares should at least beat someone ranked at 122 before heading to 126...why not defend against terrazas? all he did at 122 was beat morel and moreno both of whom weren't ranked in the division. what's the rush?

Comment by ddangerous on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=jtcs1981;13010109]Which one? Him struggling against Beranza? Fighting a non skill like Sanchez, anyone can look good. And other youtube videos I seen of him, he is nothing special. I dont understand why Mares wants to move up. He can fight…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;13009094]People shouldn't sleep on Velez. Dude has some speedy hands. Saw some vids on him a while back and I was impressed.[/QUOTE] Which one? Him struggling against Beranza? Fighting a non skill like Sanchez, anyone can look good. And…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut Abel Sanchez: Ruiz, Parker Will Hit Each Other, Hurt Each Other Will Khalid Yafai Expand the Picture at 115? Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing! Oleksandr Usyk Eyes World Titles Held By Gassiev, Tony Bellew Julian Williams: Being Underrated and Overlooked Ends Saturday Chocolatito's Manager Outlines The Options For 2017 Photos: Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz Weigh-In - Ready For War Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Final Presser Marco Huck vs. Noel Gevor Eliminator Order By The IBF Briggs Warns Hearn: Keep Joshua Away From Me and He'll Rule! Misha Aloian of Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test Photos: Chavez Jr. and Britsch - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Crawford: Me and Molina Can Box It Out, Bang It Out Or Whatever British Board Admits Decision on Chisora Did Not Come Easy Joseph Parker Signs Up With VADA, Will Be Testing in Ruiz Bout Photos: Crawford vs. Molina - Face To Face at Final Presser Video: Hearn Talks Crazy Week - Shannon Briggs Crashes Interview! Whyte vs. Chisora is STILL ON - But No British Title! Andy Ruiz: Everyone's Underestimating Me, But I'm In Great Shape Jose Pedraza: Gervonta Davis Will Leave Ring With First Career Loss
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement