This week in boxing history, PBC goes back more than 100 years to celebrate the first world heavyweight championship fight under modern rules, honor one of the sport’s greatest rivalries and highlight the longest bout of the 20th century, in addition to remembering a brutal middleweight war and a thrilling featherweight title showdown.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy has an extended chat with undefeated heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and gives a salute to three-division world champ Abner Mares for his community service in the Los Angeles area.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps Abner Mares’ brilliant performance against Jesus Cuellar and Jermall Charlo’s sensational knockout of Julian Williams in a world title doubleheader, and talks with Mares about winning a fourth world title.
Abner Mares promised to stick to his game plan against Jesus Cuellar after abandoning it in his last bout. Not only did he stay the course, he showed all his skills in doing so as he became a world champion for the fourth time.
Jesus Cuellar and Abner Mares have never met in the ring heading into their 126-pound title bout. But there’s going to be a lot of familiarity Saturday night when it comes to their corners.
When fight fans hear the name Abner Mares, they probably (and understandably) think fearless brawler. But you don’t win three world titles—and put yourself in position to win a fourth—without knowing a thing or two about the finer points of boxing.
If Abner Mares has learned anything in the past year, it’s the value of patience.