In anticipation of Abner Mares’ blockbuster bout August 29 vs. Leo Santa Cruz, a new Web series explores the fighter and the man.
As he prepares to fight on the biggest stage of his career, Mares is sharing his story both in and out of the ring.
In a five-part series titled Getting to Know: Abner Mares, the three-time world champion is letting fans behind the scenes showing private moments and his deep motivation. From his humble beginnings, to his family life, to his camp life, Mares is bringing the public in for a rare up close and personal view.
Mares will square off with fellow Mexican-American star Leo Santa Cruz on August 29 on ESPN at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two Angelenos will battle for bragging rights in a matchup years in the making.
The series kicks off with Mares talking about his challenging childhood, and after becoming a self-made success, how he tries to inspire others coming from a similar background through his vast charitable efforts.