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.
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.
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.