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Abner Mares Edges Jesus Cuellar, Jermall Charlo Smashes Julian Williams

Abner Mares took a nip-and-tuck affair Saturday night on Showtime against Jesus Cuellar, an outcome made more obvious with a clutch 11th round knockdown. It was a terrific comeback victory for a man who not that long ago was one of the 10 best fighters in the world, against an opponent who came to battle. Mares was far from perfect, and the featherweight contender Cuellar did plenty...
Via The Queensbury Rules
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Santa Cruz Wears Down Mares, Wins Majority Decision

LOS ANGELES — In front of a lively Staples Center crowd, Leo Santa Cruz obtained L.A. bragging rights by defeating rival Abner Mares by majority decision (117-111 twice, 114-114). Both fighters engaged from the opening bell with vicious phonebooth exchanges. Mares mixed in counter-punching and movement with his attacks to gain an advantage. However, the tide shifted by the fifth...
Via BadCulture
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leo Santa Cruz tops Abner Mares in slugfest

By Darryn Albert Nonstop action. A toe-to-toe deathmatch. Two relentless brawlers spilling each other’s blood inside of the ring. These were some of the selling points promised to us ahead of Saturday night’s Premier Boxing Champions showdown between Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz, a couple of the sport’s most highly touted up-and-coming offensive fighters. And boy, did we get our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Script Flipped: Leo Santa Cruz Outboxes Abner Mares

Abner Mares wanted to be volume-punching Leo Santa Cruz Saturday night on ESPN. Leo Santa Cruz was ready to be boxer-puncher Abner Mares if he needed to be. Santa Cruz did a better job of being himself and enough of being Mares to take the decision, winning a majority decision in a good, not great, fight. Mares came out so aggressive — so aggressive as to win the 1st round of the...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Perfect Timing? With Both Fighters Struggling, Santa Cruz Vs Mares Could Be WWIII

There was a time, and it wasn’t that long ago, where the boxing world would have went bonkers over a fight between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. But, like countless fights through the years, this thing never came to fruition when both fighters were ripe. So when Santa Cruz and Mares go to battle Saturday night, on an ESPN broadcast of Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions,” the...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergio Thompson returns Saturday in Mexico, undefeateds Frankie Gomez & Adan Mares in action

World-ranked contender Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson will attempt to end 2013 on a high note on Saturday, Dec. 14 when he squares off with countryman Cesar "El Dolar" Chavez in the main event of Golden Boy Promotions' stellar card atthe Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico. The Televisa/FOX Deportes fight card will also feature unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lee Selby: I’m confident agaisnt anyone, I have height & size on Abner Mares

Lee Selby says his clash with Viorel Simion in Betfair’s ‘The Homecoming’ will determine if he can mix it with the World class featherweights.Selby has been in sparkling form this year, starting with his master class win over Martin Lindsay in Belfast in February where he defended his British and Commonwealth titles then despatching rugged Australian Corey McConnell inside five rounds...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mayweather-Guerrero, De Leon-Mares re-aired on Showtime this Saturday; PPV numbers looking bad?

This past Saturday, undefeated boxing superstar and undisputed No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world Floyd "Money" Mayweather produced a magnificent performance en route to winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero on SHOWTIME PPV® before nearly 16,000 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. This Saturday, May 11, SHOWTIME will air...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Mares stops Ponce De Leon in 9th round

Abner Mares moved up in weight and didn't miss a beat, stopping Daniel Ponce De Leon in the ninth round Saturday night to win a piece of the featherweight title. Mares landed a right hand counter to drop Ponce De Leon, then swarmed all over him before referee Jay Nady moved in to stop the fight at 2:20 of the round. Mares, a former batamweight and super batamweight champion, remained...
Via FOX Sports
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Ponce de Leon vs. Mares, friends turned foes

When Daniel Ponce de Leon and Abner Mares step into the ring with one another on Saturday night, as the co-feature bout underneath the Mayweather-Guerrero match, it will be another case of friends turned foes. The two men have been through many similar circumstances, and each is vowing to put on a great show on Saturday night, but also to ensure himself of victory. Watch this special...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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