Abner Mares talks Garcia v Spence, tells Gervonta Davis to get in the gym
Abner Mares made an appearance on Sirius XM Boxing Radio last month and aired his views on several subjects.
Two of those were a potential fight between Mikey Garcia and Errol Spence in the future and his own rival Gervonta Davis.
Randy Gordan and Gerry Cooney asked the questions.
Mares on Mikey Garcia vs. Errol Spence
Gerry: You talked about Mikey Garcia fighting Errol Spence. Do you think that’s a viable fight for Garcia to move up 2 weight classes for?
Abner: I would speak for him like how people would see me [moving up weight classes to fight Davis]. I don’t feel like he needs that fight. He’s not fighting a Lomachenko, Linares, or a top fighter in the division.
I don’t know. He just likes challenges. He has the skill level, power, and the weight and those can give him an advantage.
Mares on Gervonta Davis
Randy: Davis is probably one of the fastest handed fighters … Davis and UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw are going back and forth too. Do you think he’s really focused on fighting you?
Abner: It would make more sense if he fought with me [on social media]. People have been commenting saying that I am the perfect fight for Davis. People say that I’m a good-named fighter who’s going to lose to give him a name, but I’m not. But it definitely would make more sense that he’s fighting a boxer instead of a UFC fighter.
Gerry: Do you think that Gervonta Davis, if he’s talking about crossover fights and other fights, do you think he can be focused? Is this a good time to get him when he got his brain splattered all over the place?
Abner: I’m a 32 year old man with a family. I’m more mature and experienced of a fighter than he is. And his mind now is to make a big name for himself. That’s where he is now. He’s at this age where he’s not training, but making a name. But I would like to congratulate him for his baby. And I told him that he’s got to #losethatbabyfat and get into the gym. You’re calling everyone out, but you gotta do the work.
At the Fights airs Mondays and Fridays from 6-8p ET on the first and only nationally-broadcast combat radio channel SiriusXM RUSH 93.
The show is hosted by former New York State athletic commissioner Randy Gordon and former #1-ranked Heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.