Mares: Expect fireworks!


Abner MaresLOS ANGELES (August 18, 2015) – Former three-division world champion Abner Mares was joined by dozens of Los Angeles media members today during his open media workout at his Del Mares Gym. Mares is preparing for his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown with Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 29 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Mares went through a full training session as media members watched on and documented the event. In addition, the Mexican band Banda Culiacansito performed a private concert as he went through his workout.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $300, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale at or by phone at 888-929-7849 or at STAPLES Center.

Here is what Mares had to say Tuesday:


“All the work is done. I could go this whole week, not train and just recover because I’m that ready. I’ve done what I have to do.

“I feel really good. No injuries, no illness; I’m just really ready for August 29.

“I’m really excited. I know fans are excited, but I’m also really excited to be fighting Leo Santa Cruz at STAPLES Center. I’m really looking forward to it.

“I can’t think about the past because this fight is happening now. It’s finally here. Less than two weeks away.

“We’ll find out how our styles mesh on August 29. In my mind, I know I’m ready, and I know his style. He is a high-volume puncher, but we’ve prepared very well for that.

“It’s two well-prepared fighters in their prime. Expect fireworks. This is something fight fans have been asking for. I hope my fight can be considered one of the best once it’s done.

“It’s great to be here at my gym on my home turf. I started the hashtag #ThisIsMyTown because L.A. is my town. Leo can say whatever he wants, but I’m at home and ready to put on a show.

“This is definitely the biggest fight of my career. I’m ready to fight anyone. I want Gary Russell Jr. and all the great fighters at this weight. It’s just a matter of taking care of business one by one.

“In my mind, after the loss, I left the top level of the game. I had to overcome some issues mentally, but now I’m back better than I ever have been. I’m going to go in there August 29 ready to prove that. I’m going to make a statement that Abner Mares is back.”

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