Love of Music Drives Abner Mares—In and Out of the Ring

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Whether it blares from the speakers built into the walls throughout his home, or from the customized iPad mounted to the wall in his gym, music fuels Abner Mares almost everywhere he goes.

Abner Mares

Abner Mares is escorted to the ring by his late friend, Ariel Camacho, prior to his December 13 fight against Jose Ramirez in Las Vegas.

In the third episode of the “Getting to Know Abner Mares” Web series, the three-time world champion talks about his varying tastes in music that represent the lives he’s lived both in Mexico and the United States.

Music has helped keep Mares going during a grueling training camp that leads up to arguably the biggest fight of his career, as he takes on Leo Santa Cruz on August 29 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The fight will be broadcast live on ESPN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

Follow the rest of the series leading up to the fight. And for everything related to Santa Cruz vs Mares, visit our fight page.

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