When an accomplished boxer in his 30s returns to the ring after a four-year absence and potentially serious health issue, most fight fans assume, q
When an accomplished boxer in his 30s returns to the ring after a four-year absence and potentially serious health issue, most fight fans assume, quite rightly in most cases, that it’s because the boxer he spent all his money.
“Thank God, that’s not me,” he said. Abner Seas with a smile.
That’s an understatement, because Mares, 36 years old, he has pretty much set the pattern for a champion boxer smartly moving on to the next stage of his life.
But the former three-division world champion wasn’t quite ready for the next stage to begin yet, and that’s why Mares (31-3-1, 15 KOs) is back to face Miguel Flores on the undercard of pay per view of the high-profile heavyweight showdown between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Luis Ortiz on Sunday night in downtown The Angels.
“If I don’t do it now, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. I’m 36 years old. I’m so capable.
“I’m coming back for love,” Mares told The Associated Press. “If I don’t do it nowI will regret it for the rest of my life. I `m 36 years old. I am so capable. If I had to wait another year, two more years and say, ‘Man, you should have taken that fight,’ I would never forgive myself.”
- Mares has plenty of other ways to pass the time instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to do conditioning work and then break a sweat on a hot gym.