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De La Hoya: Mares Can Be The Pound For Pound King

By Rene Umanzor

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya says WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0-1, 14KOs) has the necessary qualities to become the best fighter in the world, pound-for-pound. At age 27, Mares has already captured titles in three weight divisions and beat a who's who of top fighters along the way. On Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California - he will make the first defense of his new title against former two division champion Jhonny Gonzalez.

"Mares has not reached his limit, I think he can be the best pound for pound fighter in the world. I have no doubt about that....his work, effort, the dedication he has. He can go so far, so in the very near future we will see Abner Mares as the world's best," De La Hoya said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Godsfly on 08-25-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13682366]Yes Mares was heavily favored. But Gonzalez has been a world champion in 2 weight classes and has racked up several titles defenses in his career. That makes him a world beater almost by definition, doesn't it?[/QUOTE] gonzalez lost to…

Comment by Godsfly on 08-25-2013

[QUOTE=Sick Southpaw;13676365]I rank Mares higher then Andre Ward.[/QUOTE] yeeeehahahahahaha MAHAHAHAHAAHHA!!!!

Comment by Godsfly on 08-25-2013

[QUOTE=INGLEWOOD;13676670]He would overwhelm Rigo and stop him late.[/QUOTE] HAHAHAHAHAHAHA whoooohahahahaha

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-25-2013

[QUOTE=Check;13682041]Mares took an easy fight in most peoples eyes. He was what, a 9-1 favorite. This was supposed to be an easy fight. Don't try to spin it and act like Gonzalez is this world beater. Maybe, just maybe Mares…

Comment by Check on 08-25-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13681747]You know, NSB should never complain about fighters being protected when this is how they react to a loss. Mares especially should not have everything else he's done just dismissed because of one loss. I really just don't want to…

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