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Marquez: Abner Mares Could Be The Next Mexican Great

By Rene Umanzor

Four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez was very impressed with Abner Mares' ninth round stoppage of Daniel Ponce De Leon to capture the WBC featherweight title. The victory gave Mares (26-0-1, 14KOs) his third world title in a third weight class.

"I think he's a great fighter who has proven himself in the ring and I see him as the next solid Mexican champion that we wil have in our country. I believe that Mares has the ability to keep winning and keep on the path to conquer another division. I can only congratulate him," Marquez said.

"I think people have not given him the recognition that he deserves, but he has earned his position and nothing was ever given to him."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Godsfly on 08-26-2013

damn.............mares was in a lot of peoples top 5 pfp & seen as the next great from mexico since morales & chavez sr........... the problem with his career is that he got too many gifts. i remember a ref even…

Comment by hobojo on 05-08-2013

sure canelo has potential without a doubt. but he's just some Mexican dude with red hair golden boy is pushing on about. he's still growing and needs to fight more elite fighters. canelo is receiving too much attention and respect…

Comment by ddangerous on 05-07-2013

Mares looked really good Saturday night. He deserves the buzz he's getting.

Comment by bravestone on 05-07-2013

Mares would outbox Santa Cruz. Cruz gets hit FARRRR too much, its gonna cost him at the higher weights. Mares is the goods IMO

Comment by MASTER1454 on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=lopetego;13338326]GTFO, Canelo's resume at 22yo is WAY better than Marquez' was at that same age. Marquez had fought nothing but complete bums and he won his first paper title (vacant btw) at 23yo against a cab driver called Cedric Mingosey…

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