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Mares vs Ponce De Leon now part of Mayweather-Guerrero

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has advised BoxingScene.com that Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13KOs) vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4, 35KOs) will now land in the co-feature position to the big Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay-Per-View on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mares moves up to 126-pounds to challenge Ponce De Leon for his WBC featherweight title.

The fight was previously scheduled to take place on April 20th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California - but the fight was moved when Saul "Canelo' Alvarez removed himself from the Mayweather-Guerrero card, and finalized a deal to face Austin Trout in a junior middleweight unification on Showtime's date of April 20th.

"Mares vs. Ponce De Leon will now take place on May 4th as part of the big Mayweather-Guerrero pay-per-view. When it became apparent that Canelo would not be on the card, Floyd Mayweather called me himself and he said that he wants to put together, as he always does on his cards, the best possible fights which are appealing to fight fans. I told him, that one of them is Abner Mares against Ponce De Leon, because it reminds me of Rafael Marquez against Israel Vazquez and you know what happened there. These are two guys who are exciting and always come to fight. And basically his response was three words - 'get it done,' Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

Schaefer also notes that he's working on another fight for the May 4th pay-per-view, involving the always exciting Leo Santa Cruz (23-0-1, 13KOs), who recently vacated his IBF bantamweight title and plans to debut at 122-pounds.  

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pacdbest on 03-02-2013

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;13099211]If they manage to get Kirkland-Angulo 2 it would be awesome. I know someone was tweeting yesterday, a legit guy, saying Moreno-Santa Cruz was almost done or something like that. If they manage to make it; Mayweather-Guererro Mares-De Leon Santa…

Comment by ManOfVictory on 03-02-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13103654]I knew Floyd needed Mexicans on Cinco De Mayo. Marees-Ponce will be a heck of a fight. A war.:nana:[/QUOTE] This!!!!!!!!!!! buying the Canelo fight......streaming the Guerrero fight!

Comment by teddycanyon on 03-02-2013

woot! let's hope nothing derails this, this is one heck of a double-feature.

Comment by budfr on 03-02-2013

I knew Floyd needed Mexicans on Cinco De Mayo. Marees-Ponce will be a heck of a fight. A war.:nana:

Comment by MamaHuevo on 03-02-2013

[QUOTE=MRCHOKEaMF;13102116]Isnt Ponce with top rank, fighting on a Golden Boy/Mayweather PPV card, does this mean that relations are getting better between the hatfields and mccoys ( gb and tr) i hope so[/QUOTE] No Ponce de Leon is with Golden Boy…

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