Tag Archives: Abner Mares

Boxing’s Best of the West for 2017

Fractured relationships and splintered audiences didn’t stop prizefighting from surpassing all expectations in the year 2017.

Robert Garcia Continues Building An Army of Prizefighters in Riverside

During the last two decades the population of the Inland Empire, an area east of Los Angeles County, has doubled from 3 million to more than 6 million.

Santa Cruz and Mares Win Big, Setting Up Another Showdown

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares are former sparring partners who engaged in one of the best fights in recent […]

Crossroads Fights, Tune-Up Fights, and Under the Radar Fights

THREE PUNCH COMBO — In a pivotal crossroads fight in the 135-pound division, Anthony Crolla (32-6-3, 13 KO’s) scored a […]

Boxing Broadcaster Ray Flores is a Man on the Move

Ray Flores is a man on the move. During a two-week span in September, the affable 31-year-old boxing broadcaster worked […]

Remembering the Other Santa Cruz and the Night He Was Robbed in New York

Human punching machine Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1) edged Carl Frampton (23-1) on January 28, 2017 by majority decision at the […]

Mikey Garcia Leads New Wave of Inland Empire Fighters

Dozens gathered at a small eatery in Ontario, California, a suburban city that once was home to oranges and dairy […]

Jhonny Gonzalez Doing his Thing

KNOCKOUT ARTIST JHONNY GONZALEZ — His name resulted from a misspelling on his birth certificate, relatively few know about his […]

Strong Prospects from Mikey Garcia’s Stable Take Center Stage in L.A.

FIGHT NIGHT AT THE BELASCO — No digs at the 80s iconic movie but in prizefighting a sure thing may […]