Abner Mares Vs Daniel Ponce De Leon – 4th May

 Location – MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV, USA

WBC featherweight title

This is a really intriguing bout, both fighters have come through great adversity and difficult childhoods to be where they are today and i have the upmost respect for both fighters. 

De Leon is an experience veteran, he carries dangerous power and is an awkward southpaw. He handled Adrien Broner pretty well in losing a bout back in 2011, that loss carried some controversy as some felt he had won, regardless of the debate since then Broner’s rise has complimented that performance somewhat.

Mares is a real tough, aggressive and offensive type fighter, he can box very well too, he likes to turn the screw on his opponent and bully them somewhat and throws a high volume of punches, he doesnt appear to carry one stop power but his rugged style and constant reigning of combinations tends to get the job done and see him through.

In De Leon i don’t think he will have a guy he can bully around the ring instead he will have a guy who can  gain his respect with a pair of heavy hitters with vast experience to deal with Mares rough and ready style, and who subsequently has the boxing skills to match Mares.

De Leon has only lost to the very best, and featherweight has always  or there abouts been his natural weight, Mares is moving up from Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight for this whilst this shouldn’t be a problem i think it emphasises that De Leon will have seen stronger and bigger guys in front of him, i don’t see him being out-aggressed or deterred by Mares.

I expect a closely fought contest but i think De Leon is the more physically stronger man and i expect him to use this to his advantage.

£5000 – £40 on Ponce De Leon 11/4 Betvictor, £10 on De Leon KO/TKO 11/2 Betvictor £5 on the draw 25/1 BetVictor 

£2500 – £20 on Ponce De Leon 11/4 Betvictor, £5 on De Leon KO/TKO 11/2 Betvictor £2.50 on the draw 25/1 BetVictor 

£1000 – £8 on Ponce De Leon 11/4 Betvictor, £2 on De Leon KO/TKO 11/2 Betvictor £1 on the draw 25/1 BetVictor 

£500 – £4 on Ponce De Leon 11/4 Betvictor, £1 on De Leon KO/TKO 11/2 Betvictor £0.50 on the draw 25/1  BetVictor