When Daniel Ponce de Leon and Abner Mares step into the ring with one another on Saturday night, as the co-feature bout underneath the Mayweather-Guerrero match, it will be another case of friends turned foes. The two men have been through many similar circumstances, and each is vowing to put on a great show on Saturday night, but also to ensure himself of victory. Watch this special video feature on the Ponce de Leon vs. Mares bout.
Here’s the official description of the video from Showtime, and a bit of background on the fight:
Daniel Ponce de Leon and Abner Mares have a lot in common — they both overcame extremely difficult childhoods, they’ve trained together and they have the same promoter and manager. This Saturday, May 4, the 126-pounders put aside their friendship in what may be the toughest tests of their careers — a fight against each other. Check out this clip to see the friends-turned-rivals as they discuss the challenges they had to overcome to become two of the most feared fighters in the lighter weight classes. And tune in on Saturday on SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT) to see their world title fight, that might steal the show, at MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero.
Of course, it’s fight week! That means nonstop coverage of Mayweather vs. Guerrero and Ponce de Leon vs. Mares, so be sure to continue checking back with us frequently for more news and updates.