Former world champion Abner Mares didn't hold back when talking about future opponent Leo Santa Cruz. Mares meets Cruz on August 29th on PBC on ESPN. Mares spoke openly at the press conference about how he felt about Santa Cruz and what he expects:
"Leo Santa Cruz is a fighter who has fought nothing but C-level fighters. Now he's fighting an A-level fighter. I'm going to show him what an A-level fighter does and that's win.
"I pushed for this fight, he never really wanted to face me. I've wanted to fight him for a while. We fought on the same card at Stapes Center and I wanted to fight him since then.
"We sparred a while back, about 30 rounds, but I don't put much into the sparring. We're both different fighters now.
"This is a great fight for the fans and I look forward to the whole world being able to watch.
"I'm going to beat Leo Santa Cruz come May 29th, don't miss the fight."