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Diaz also reiterated that he thinks the fight could sell out Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is a pretty huge goal and right now isn’t even possible because we’re not going to see a packed venue anywhere in the United States for the foreseeable future. Perhaps the new KO of the Year leader led to some big reactions from fighters on social media. Santa Cruz was in the midst of his best round when, with his back to the ropes, Davis, a southpaw, uncorked a left uppercut that spun his foe’s head half way round and knocked him out cold. "It happened in a sparring session. That never changes. I didn't want people to know about my eye. A champion at multiple weights Mares moved up to 122 pounds to face Eric Morel for the vacant world championship in El Paso, Texas, in April 2012. So, she won, and I went to the doctor, a specialist, and he said, 'Abner, you have a detached retina. Abner Mares was convinced as an 18-year-old that life’s greatest gifts are attached to keeping his word. Regis Prograis Obliterates Juan Heraldez In 3! We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Abner Mares, once told he might never fight again after eye injury, nears return. He made a few public appearances after the surgery, appearing each time slouching and looking down, his eye tucked away behind an eye patch. Joseph Diaz Jr respects Abner Mares, but makes clear he wants to retire him. It was devastating.". I want to make as much use of my time as I can. And, oh yeah, he’s an American now. Honestly, it’s on the personal side, being able to come back, being able to say I did it. I think Manny Robles is a great coach. New, 8 comments. "My doctor is one of the best, and if he says, 'Abner, you're good to go,' I'm going to up there and continue to become a world champion once again," Mares said.

The reason Hurd's fight was bumped up was due to the Jesús Cuellar vs. Abner Mares was cancelled after Mares suffered an eye injury. The IBF title was left vacant when then-champion Abner Mares moved up in weight. I want to say it because there are a lot of people out there [saying] I’m still raza. It’s a combination of both. All rights reserved.

Mares would still like to fight Davis, although he’s no longer first in line. Real or Not: Fury-Wilder III without fans? When […]. Will Lopez beat Lomachenko? Abner Mares throws a left at Jonathan Oquendo during their bout in Las Vegas on July 12, 2014. Open Article in App. Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round in their February rematch, after which Wilder exercised a clause in their contract that reportedly requires Fury to give him a third fight. “I looked up to him growing up, when he was in his prime and I was still up-and-coming. Now Ruiz is moving up another division to fill in for Mares.

There’s one possible weak link among the 126-pound titlists, that being Can Xu, but that really seems to be his only feasible road back to a title. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. I feel like I could’ve used that time to be with my kids, do something else. Gervonta Davis KO’s Leo Santa Cruz In Six!

He has a new trainer, Manny Robles. It’s gonna start showing every time I step inside that ring now.”, Joseph Diaz Jr respects Abner Mares, but makes clear he wants to retire him, Pros react to Tank’s monster KO of Santa Cruz. Now my country, the United States, has given me everything. One potential roadblock is Tevin Farmer, who has a rematch clause I’m sure he’s going to exercise so he can attempt to get his IBF strap back. That’s who’s... Deontay Wilder finally had his say. Even if fans are allowed to attend events again by the end of the year, you’d think venues won’t be opening to full capacity. Mares would leave his management company, Espinoza Boxing Club, as well as trainer … Can Kell Brook upset Terence Crawford? Jo Jo Diaz and Abner Mares trade words on social media! Abner Mares has had an eventful past year or so. Perhaps the new KO of the Year leader led to some big reactions from fighters on social media. He’s naturally undersized for 126 and has been on the decline since at least his first fight with Santa Cruz. As far as the fight goes, Diaz doesn’t think Mares — or anyone in the division — can beat him at this point. ©2020 The Athletic Media Company. So let me be the one to retire him.”. The question now is what he has left in the tank after 14 years as a pro. While Davis went ahead and fought a replacement opponent the night he and Mares were to fight, Mares found himself in a months-long funk that had him contemplating retiring from the ring. "I felt the pain, but I went through it. While Mares did indeed have discomfort in his right elbow, Mares has admitted the real reason for his withdrawal from the main event of a Showtime card on Saturday (10 p.m. “I will be back this year for sure.” Mares said.

3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. The former heavyweight titleholder, speaking on a Twitter video and also tweeting, accused rival Tyson Fury of loading his gloves before their two fights and “trying to weasel out of our agreement” to fight a third time. It was more, basically, a comfort move,” he said. Abner Mares, Daniel Ponce De Leon (MEX), MAY 4, 2013 - Boxing : The referee stops the fight in the ninth round during the WBC featherweight title bout between Abner Mares (R) of Mexico and Daniel Ponce De Leon (L) of Mexico at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. While a rematch with Farmer is almost surely going to happen at some point — provided neither of them lose fights in the interim — Diaz sounds completely set on fighting Abner Mares, who hasn’t fought since a 2018 loss to Leo Santa Cruz, and had to scrap a bout in early 2019 with Gervonta Davis due to an eye injury. (Cortesía) “I went to the doctor, a specialist, and he said, ‘Abner, you have a detached retina. It was primarily about geography. “… I’m not saying that Robles isn’t a good coach to consider him for training and to learn. I got hit in the eye," said Mares, who wore a patch over his eye during an interview with Kate Abdo that aired on Sunday on "Inside PBC Boxing," the FS1 news and interview show about Premier Boxing Champions fights and fighters that he co-hosts.

I want to give these fight fans really, really great fights. The former three-division champion has fought for and won belts at Staples Center, USC’s Galen Center and the …
Diaz took to Twitter declaring that he wanted to retire Mares. I’m a beast as far as mentality and physically right now.

I’ll be comfortable with that.”, Sign up for the Boxing Junkie newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. Bantamweight titleholder Abner Mares, who suffered a detached right retina earlier this year during training camp for his proposed February 9 fight against Gervonta Davis, is focused on mounting his own ring comeback. My kids were born here, it gave me a better life for my wife and I. Subscribe now to get full access to the new sports page. Diaz recently Tweeted that he wanted to retire Mares, and when asked about that by Golden Boy’s Jess Rosales, he doubled down, but expressed sincere respect for the former three-division titleholder, too. Jerrell Fletcher - Lead Journalist But that’s a promotional concern. He’s a three-time world champion. I know that I'm going to come back strong after this," Mares said. Watch: Davis and Inoue lead KO parade on Halloween. “… I’m not worried about titles, like becoming a four-time, five-time, six-time [titleholder]. “A lot of people are counting him out because of his eye problems, but he says he’s 110 percent ready to go again and wants to fight the big names. Defeats Chisora, Smith on Canelo: “There’s Still Plenty of Other Big Fights”, Oritz On How Wilder Fights: “It Should Be Illegal! And it was that Friday and Saturday where I started seeing clouds and just blurred vision, and I told my wife, and my wife was like, 'You got to get it checked.' “He the European champion and he’s ranked by the WBC. Must read content, player grades, stuff you can't get anywhere else. Just create an account, no credit card required! What lies ahead for Gervonta Davis and Naoya Inoue after highlight-reel KOs? “I was making a drive of about an hour, hour and a half, two hours from where I live [to Garcia’s training compound]. As he said, he plans to fight only once to twice more and he wants to make the most of those opportunities. Frank Warren, the heavyweight titleholder’s co-promoter, told talkSPORT that Fury will face Agit Kabayel if the German signs the contract that was presented to him.
I don't want people to feel that I can't fight anymore, because I know I can. Mares withdrew from a February matchup with Gervonta Davis due to a detached retina. I beat adversity, I beat doubters. “I actually do want to retire Abner Mares. ET) at the Dignity Health Sports Park -- the former StubHub Center -- in Carson, California, was because he suffered a detached retina in his right eye and had surgery to repair it last week. I’m that. With me, I’m the type of person that wants to fight the best. He has a new trainer, Manny Robles. Tyson Fury might have his opponent for Dec. 5. Mares hasn’t fought since June of 2018, where he lost a unanimous decision in a rematch against Leo Santa Cruz. It was really hard for me to hear those words once again. I called out Davis. And he mentioned Gary Russell Jr. and Oscar Valdez as possible opponents.

We saw several highlight reel knockouts on a great day and night of boxing on Halloween. Mares even went as far as to proclaim that a fight with Diaz would be nothing more than a fight that would prepare him for the big fights. Gervonta Davis & Leo Santa Cruz Show Mutual Respect, Frank Warren: “Tyson Fury’s Next Opponent Is Agit Kabayel, If He Signs”. The former three-division titleholder, now 34, has recovered from a detached retina that cost him a fight with Gervonta Davis in February of last year. https://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2020/04/abner-mares-proud-to-have-become-american-citizen, Pound-for-pound: Gervonta Davis punches ticket, Good, bad, worse: The brilliance of Davis, Inoue, Naoya Inoue breaks down, stops overmatched Jason Moloney, Mario Barrios stops Ryan Karl in six rounds, Regis Prograis stops Juan Heraldez in three rounds, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. I was, like, ‘Man I wanna be like Abner Mares.’ I know that he’s a very, very talented fighter and has a lot of experience inside the ring, but right now, I’m just on a whole other level. Mares said he is ready for the possibility that the injury could end his career.

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