Abner Mares spoke to the boxing media late Saturday after his thrilling ninth round stoppage win over Danile Ponce De Leon for the WBC featherweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Below are some brief quotes from the new champion
“All I have to say is I am blessed,” said Mares. “I am happy we had a plan and we put it to work. He was the aggressor and we had to be the smarter fighter.”
“It was real hard fighting against a friend. I was fighting so relaxed and then I dropped him. The second time I dropped him I was like wow. I don’t think he was throwing back. If anything, I was catching him with right hand after right hand. I think the ref did a good job. I didn’t want to continue hitting him.
“Hopefully I stole the show and you all write about this.”
In another PPV bout on the Mayweather Jr Vs Guererro undercard Leo Santa Cruz scored a fifth round stoppage win over former world champ Alexander Munoz.
“I am very happy and excited for the win,” said Santa Cruz afterwards. “I hope you were all happy with my performance. I am interested in whatever fights are out there.”
May 6, 2013