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Mares: I Would Only Go Back To 122 For Rigondeaux

By Ryan Burton

Newly crowned WBC featherweight champion made a recent appearance on BoxingScene Radio to talk about his stoppage victory over Daniel Ponce De Leon. Over the past few years Mares has gone on a run rarely seen in the sport as he has faced elite competition from 118 pounds to 126 pounds.

I asked Mares if he thought this would be a good time to take a tune up fight or a fight that would be perceived as easier. Mares immediately turned the conversation to his undefeated rival WBC/WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux who scored a big upset when he defeated Nonito Donaire last month.

"(A tune up?) I don't even know what that is (laughing). It is hard to say right now (who is next). It is so fresh. Right now I am taking a vacation to go back  to Mexico. Everybody says Rigo has to be next and don't be afraid of Rigo," Mares stated. 

"I'm not going nowhere. I'd love to fight Rigo. I'm willing to fight him. I don't think any boxer is afraid (of fighting anyone). I want Rigo to know I am not afraid of him or hiding from him."

Mares said that he feels stronger at 122 pounds and that he would only consider moving down in weight for a shot at the Cuban who beat him in the amateurs. 

"The only fight I would go back to 122 for is the Rigo fight. I feel so strong and worked so hard to get to this weight so I don't really want to go back down but I would for that fight," Mares told BoxingScene Radio.

With Mares being promoted by Golden Boy and Rigondeaux co-promoted by Top Rank,  the fight is highly unlikely to materialize.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here: http://tobtr.com/s/4666825

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Light_Speed on 05-11-2013

Mares is more comfortable with being the aggressor than Donaire, He'd give Rigondeaux a lot of problems.

Comment by BrushMyHair. on 05-11-2013

Rigo makes a great fighter look like an amateur. He made Donaire his b***h all 12 rounds. He will catch Mares with a bodyshot. He fight ends in round 10.

Comment by Pockets on 05-11-2013

It would be a good fight but I think Rigo wins.

Comment by SweetScience on 05-11-2013

Props to Mares, the kid wants to be great. Make it happen!

Comment by mezoomozaa on 05-11-2013

Rigondeaux - Donaire - Mares [B]The Thriller Three[/B] OR Rigondeaux - Donaire - Mares - ? another amazing 21th-century [B]Fabulous Four [/B]

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