Rigondeaux eyes Mares

07/05/2013 12:18

WBA and WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0) wants his promoters Top Rank and Caribe Promotions to get him a fight with Golden Boy's WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0-1).

Mares defeated Daniel Ponce de Leon on the undercard of Mayweather-Guerrero on Saturday, stopping him in 9 rounds to capture the WBC 126 lbs title making him a three division world champion.

"It was an easy nights work beating the 2012 fighter of the year Nonito Donaire on April 13th but beating Mares would be even easier," said Rigondeaux. "I have already beaten Mares in the Pan American Games by a wide margin of 17-7 but with the headgear off and these small gloves I will knock him out. However if he wants to step up to the big time he should take this challenge. I'm sure my promoters can make it financially worthwhile for him and for Golden Boy. Of course, if he simply wants to be an undercard fighter and not rise to this challenge, that is his right but all will know then that he is afraid to fight me."