Advertisement
Advertisement

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future Artie Pelullo Sees a Very Big Future For Ruben Villa
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement