Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/21/14

LOS ANGELES, California- AUGUST 27: Abner Mares of Hawaiian Gardens, California throws a left hand against opponent Carlos Fulgencio of Santo Domingo, DR on August 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Mares defeated Fugencio by knockout. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
Abner Mares has been through more than most over the course of his life. Most fight fans are at least somewhat familiar with his story and his background, but it's always intriguing to get another close look. Here, in this special video feature, you'll learn a little bit more about Mares, what drives him, and where he's been in his life. You'll also see his family and his new house, and everything he has earned in his life. Take a look below. Here's the official video description from Showtime: From a two-bedroom apartment shared between 11 brothers and sisters to a sprawling new home in Southern California, Abner Mares has risen from poverty to a coveted spot in the top-10 pound-for-pound ranking. But Mares has never forgotten the hard work and sacrifices it's taken to capture world titles in three divisions and provide a better life for his family. Check out Mares discussing his newfound fame and fortune in this short feature. And don't miss the WBC Featherweight Champion defendi...
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