Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mares: Winner of Agbeko Fight Should Be The Best

By Rick Reeno

WBC silver bantamweight champion Abner Mares fully believes that his fight with IBF champion Joseph Agbeko, scheduled for Saturday at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will set the winner down as the best fighter in his division. Agbeko-Mares is the final fight in Showtime's bantamweight tournament. Participants Vic Darchinyan and Yonnhy Perez were eliminated and other boxers like Nonito Donaire, Fernando Montiel and Hozumi Hasegawa were not interested in participating.

"This tournament was made to set the winner [of the tournament] as the number one. I know some of fighters didn't participate because of their promoters and other reasons. I think the winner should be the best," Mares told BoxingScene.com.

The fighter most experts consider as the top dog at bantamweight is WBO/WBC champion Nonito Donaire.

"He is a big target. Nonito is a great fighter. But right now, this fight [with Agbeko] is the toughest fight of my life. This fight will set everything else, but I would love to do that fight [with Doniare]," Mares said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Hyperion- on 08-11-2011

umm, no abner, Nonito is the best until proven otherwise...

Comment by intoccabile on 08-11-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10972293]no im basin it on accomplishmenst and based on it mares does'nt have the right to have that claim ..he does'nt...who has he beaten convincingly really?... name you?....i think agbecko beats him, i think darch already beat him(toss up fight)....i…

Comment by puga on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=Picazo;10971901]are you really using the shotty rankings to back your claim, name a bantam weight that could possibly beats Mares excluding Donaire?? none. Donaire vs Mares imo is the best at the weight and yes that includes an overrated Montiel.…

Comment by intoccabile on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=mrlopez;10971441]Ok let me rephrase that, until the winner of the tourney and Donaire fight, then he'll be the best in the division....Agbeko got beat by perez who got mopped by darch who got ktfo by Donaire....i dont like triangle theories…

Comment by Picazo on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10971798]you forgot mthlane who is the current flw champ right now....mares has'nt really done anyhting to warrant him that claim...the bw tourney is not btween the bests, it's between the 4rth to 7th best.... and on paper tha winner between…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Broner-Granados Fight Peaked at 859,000 Viewers on Showtime Canelo Plans To Vacate WBO Title, Fight at 160 - After Chavez Bout Joe Gallagher: Liam Smith Expects Tough Fight With Williams Izu Ugonoh: I Have To Be at My Best To Beat Dominic Breazeale Chavez Expects to Enter Ring at 180; Canelo Not Concerned DiBella: Unlike Wilder-Wawrzyk, 'Nervous' About Wilder-Washington Chavez: Canelo Picked Me Over GGG For 'Easier Fight, More Money' Gavin McDonnell: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Beat Rey Vargas Izu Ugonoh Aims To Make a Statement in Big Career Showcase Liam Williams on Liam Smith: This Is A Real Fight, It'll Be Good Cecilia Braekhus' Former Coach Ready To Help Svensson Win Angulo: Canelo Lacking The Heart and Balls To Face Golovkin Mayweather Sr: I Would Beat Conor McGregor's Ass - And I'm 63! Adam Bashanov Set To Turn Pro on Ceylan vs. Lowe Card WBA, AIBA Hold a Second Meeting in Taipei To Further Relations Jhonny Gonzalez Back on March 25, To Face Sergio Estrella Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers Dat Nguyen Shocks Miguel Flores, Blasts Him Out in Six Rounds Video: Canelo Alvarez Talks Chavez, Golovkin, More Hunter: Ward Mistreated By Media, HBO - Why Wouldn't He Retire? Daniel Franco Training, Set To Return on March 23 in LA Canelo is Confident That He Can Put Chavez Jr. To Sleep Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Discusses Canelo, Weight, More Photos: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez - Go Face To Face at Presser Canelo: Mayweather-McGregor Would Be a Black Eye For Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo-Chavez Will Be a War - There is No Favorite Orlando Salido Being Considered for Canelo-Chavez Co-Feature Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs Caleb Plant on Sparring George Groves, Future Plans Bellew Warns Haye: Try Something - I'll Smack Your F***ing Face!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement