By Sylvana Ambrosanio

05/2/13

"My fight plan is to throw punches as soon as the bell rings, and then we will see what he brings to the table. The fans can expect a very good and exciting fight." stated Daniel Ponce De Leon who took the time to talk to SylvanaBoxing two days before his fight against Abner Mares this up coming saturday may 4th.

SA: How are you feeling now that the fight is almost here? 

DL: I feel good, 100% ready to go. I'm just waiting for the day to get here so that we can fight!

SA: Can you give us an insight on your fight plan, what can the fans expect to see from you as you take ion Abner Mares?

DL: My fight plan is to throw punches as soon as the bell rings, and then we will see what he brings to the table. The fans can expect a very good and exciting fight. I've known about this fight for several months, so I've been getting ready. The fans will be very happy.

SA: How has training been going?

DL: My training camp has been excellent, haven't missed a day. I've been sparring with Edwin Solis and Oscar Negrete Padilla from Colombia. 

SA: This will be Mares’ first fight as a featherweight. Do you think that your size advantage will show? 

DL: We both have advantages, he's coming up and might be a little stronger, I will be at my natural weight, and I have no problem with that. 

SA: Your thoughts on the Rigondeaux vs. Donaire fight?

DL: It was a very good technical fight. It was a great strategy for Rigondeaux.

SA: A lot of people thought you beat Broner. How do you feel about that fight?

DL: I know I won that fight! The decision was something else. The only good thing that came out of that fight is I picked up a lot of experience.

SA: What was your most memorable experience in boxing so far?

 DL: There has been a few, but the one that now stands out is beating Jhonny Gonzalez. 

SA: How has boxing physically and mentally changed you over the years? 

DL: I am now more responsible, totally committed to my family, I need to be an excellent example to them. It also has gotten me out of poverty.

SA: What legacy would you like to leave in boxing?

DL: That I always gave the fans great fights, and that I always gave my all in every single fight.

SA: Do you have a message for your fans and our readers? 

DL:  First of all, thank you very much for this interview. Also I would like to thank all of my fans for their support, and to always expect the best from me. Thank you very much.

[Note: A big thanks to SylvanaBoxing's own Tony Rivera!]