More than just a fighter, Erickson Lubin is a boxing junkie. He watches everything, he sees everything, he knows everything—no matter the weight class.
When fight fans hear the name Abner Mares, they probably (and understandably) think fearless brawler. But you don’t win three world titles—and put yourself in position to win a fourth—without knowing a thing or two about the finer points of boxing.
With a 135-pound world championship at stake, Robert Easter Jr. fought the final three minutes against Richard Commey as if everything was on the line. Turns out that was the case.
With his twin brother’s victory and first world championship safely in the bank, Jermall Charlo entered the ring Saturday night determined to make history in his title defense against Austin Trout: With a win, he and Jermell Charlo would hold 154-pound titles concurrently, becoming the first boxing twins to do so.
A fighter stands alone in the ring when it's time to answer the opening bell. But as is the case for any man who reaches that championship level, it takes a team to get him to that moment.
From his signature gold Mercedes sedan, to his collection of cologne and sunglasses, Abner Mares always finds a way to make a bold impression.
Whether it blares from the speakers built into the walls throughout his home, or from the customized iPad mounted to the wall in his gym, music fuels Abner Mares almost everywhere he goes.
In the second episode of the five-part “Getting to Know Abner Mares” series, the three-time world champion talks about his highest purpose for stepping in the ring: providing for his family.