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Mares vs. Ponce de Leon Added to Mayweather-Guerrero PPV

Mares vs. Ponce de Leon heads to pay-per-view...

 

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With the news of Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout now happening on April 20, Golden Boy Promotions has elected to move Abner Mares vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon off that date and onto a co-feature spot on the May 4 Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero Showtime pay-per-view.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed the news earlier today. Mares vs. Ponce de Leon was originally set for April 20 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, which would have put it in direct competition with Canelo vs. Trout, set to take place in San Antonio.

At press time, Golden Boy is still considering adding Leo Santa Cruz and/or Alfredo Angulo to the May 4 card.

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Very smart move. No, Mares is not the ticket seller that Canelo is. However, he’s built a solid following with his high level of competition over the last few years, and there’s no conceivable way he and Ponce de Leon can have a dull fight.

Leo Santa Cruz is a brawling Mexican pressure fighter so he’d be welcomed against anyone on the card. The other word going around is that Golden Boy is pushing to try and secure Kirkland-Angulo II. Now if that comes off, it may very well steal the show.

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