- By Miguel Maravilla Photos by Esther Lin Showtime
Abner Mares, Jesus Cuellar, & Josesito Lopez LA Media Workout
WBA featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and his opponent Hawaiian Gardens, California's former world champion Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KO’s) held separate workouts at Tuesday's media day at the City of Angels Boxing Gym in Los Angeles as the two will square off next week Saturday December 10th down the road at the Galen Center on the campus of U.S.C live on Showtime.
"Everything is well camp has been good training with Freddie Roach at the Wild Card. I am very well prepared,"
"Abner is a great athletic boxer and will come in ready to fight,"
'Robert is a good trainer that has good qualities, we have worked together and I have a lot of respect for him but that wont be enough for Abner to beat me,"
"I will leave it all in the ring on fight night,"
"Camp has been great with no injuries and staying healthy, we are one week away in good spirits and very motivated with Robert,"
"You will see the diffence,"
"The way Robert trains me is phenomenal and I am happy to be with him,"
"Cuellar is a strong competitor,"
"I feel younger and rejuvenated, I can accomplish a lot more now this is my second wind,"
"Training has been great, this is our first fight together and we have been together for a year,"
"He was in his comfort zone that was the first thing I told him. Now that we have been training he does everything he is told and trains on my time not his,"
"Abner is a fighter with a lot of talent and good skills maybe because of his comfort zone he was fighting his way, a crowd pleasing style,"
'We have been training for a while and I have a good feeling about this fight,"
Also present at the media workout was Riverside, California's former world title challenger Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO's) as he will take on Todd Manuel (12-11-1, 1 KO) of Louisiana in a scheduled ten round welterweight bout. This will be Lopez's first fight under new trainer Robert Garcia.
"It has been a while for me. I have had time off recovering,"
"I have a new trainer in Robert Garcia and I couldn't have asked for more,"
""I am excited to be back and show what I have left,"
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