Abner Mares Joins Chargers for Hispanic Heritage Month
LOS ANGELES, CA - October 7, 2019 - Abner Mares, the four-time world boxing champion in three divisions, was invited by the Los Angele Chargers, In conjunction with the NFL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, to be part of their 'Feel the Orgullo" activites at yesterday's game against the Denver Broncos. Mares was the honorary cannon firer for the Chargers, kicking off the game against the Broncos in Los Angeles at Rokit Field at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The gameday theme – “Feel the Orgullo” – was a salute to the significant contributions that Latinos have made to the past, present and future of Los Angeles. Orgullo is equivalent to the word "pride" and a nod to the multiculturalism that defines Los Angeles and the Chargers' year-round embrace of a growing a passionate Latino fan base.
Mares was invited to kick off the game in recognition of his boxing success, his involvement with communitites in Los Angeles and being an inspirational Latino athlete.
Mares has started his conditioning training in anticipation of heading back to the ring in 2020 following his eye injury in January. He has taken 2019 off to heal and focus on his televsion career, which includes working as an analyst and part of the announce team for Telemundo's "Boxeo Telemundo" series and boxing anaylst for FOX Sports on "Inside PBC Boxing."