Video feature: Abner Mares, where he’s been & where he is

Abner Mares has been through more than most over the course of his life. Most fight fans are at least somewhat familiar with his story and his background, but it’s always intriguing to get another close look.

Here, in this special video feature, you’ll learn a little bit more about Mares, what drives him, and where he’s been in his life. You’ll also see his family and his new house, and everything he has earned in his life. Take a look below.

Here’s the official video description from Showtime:

From a two-bedroom apartment shared between 11 brothers and sisters to a sprawling new home in Southern California, Abner Mares has risen from poverty to a coveted spot in the top-10 pound-for-pound ranking. But Mares has never forgotten the hard work and sacrifices it’s taken to capture world titles in three divisions and provide a better life for his family. Check out Mares discussing his newfound fame and fortune in this short feature. And don’t miss the WBC Featherweight Champion defending his belt against former two-division world champ Jhonny Gonzalez this Saturday, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) immediately following the series premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo.


Abner Mares is definitely one of the good guys in the sport… somebody who you root for not only because he’s amazing in the ring, but because he’s been through so much beyond it.

Be sure to check back with this weekend for all of our coverage of the Mares vs. Gonzalez fight.

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