BLUE WIRE PODCAST NETWORK TEAMS UP WITH FOUR-TIME WORLD BOXING CHAMPION ABNER MARES FOR “ON THE HOOK WITH ABNER MARES” PODCAST
First Bilingual Podcast for Blue Wire Podcast Network to Debut on Apple Podcasts, Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7
SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Blue Wire Podcasts today announced a partnership with Mexican-American boxer and 2004 Olympian Abner Mares on two new podcasts, “On the Hook with Abner Mares” and “El Gancho con Abner Mares.”
The English and Spanish podcasts will premiere on Tuesday, October 6 (English) and Wednesday, October 7 (Spanish) on Blue Wire’s podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts. The podcast will feature Mares’ take on boxing, his life as a father, and as a modern business mogul.
“I’m excited to partner with Blue Wire for my first podcast,” said Mares. “I’ve traveled the world for boxing and am looking forward to sharing some of the stories and fascinating people I work with and encounter. I hope people can find inspiration, humor, and motivation in my podcast to create their own world champion life.”
Abner Mares is a four-time world, three-division boxing champion, Olympian, sports commentator, and, most importantly, girl dad. Beloved by fans worldwide, Abner is not only a fighter but a businessman, entertaining, informing, and enlightening people across the world both in and out of the ring. Each week, Mares will interview fellow boxers, musicians, actors, lifestyle influencers, and family members on everything from coming back from injury, trash talk at weigh-ins, dancing with his daughters, and staying in fighting shape.
The short-form episodes will premiere three times a week, with two episodes in English and one in Spanish each week.
“Abner is the type of personality we look for – driven to connect further with his audience. Fighting is a sport where audio is growing quickly. We’re looking forward to creating content together in English and Spanish,” says Blue Wire CEO Kevin Jones.
The trailer for “On the Hook” and “El Gancho” is now available. You can listen here. New episodes will be available every Tuesday starting October 6. You can subscribe here.
About Abner Mares
Abner Mares is one of boxing’s most admired and revered athletes. A four-division World Boxing champion and former Olympian, his warrior mentality inside the ring and his commitment to his community and philanthropy work outside the ring have made him a hero of the Americas.
Born in Guadalajara, MX, he was raised in Mexico and the United States, with his parents working multiple jobs to provide for their 11 children. Abner’s story of his family’s struggles with poverty both in Mexico and in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, has been well documented. He came to the U.S. at seven years old, immigrating to the U.S. via Tijuana, and had to overcome poverty, language differences, and avoiding gang life as a teenager. Recently becoming an American citizen, his journey has made him an inspirational athlete whose message of never giving up resonates with fans worldwide.
He looks to re-enter the ring in 2020 and have a chance to earn his fifth world title.
About Blue Wire Podcasts
Blue Wire is a sports podcasting platform bringing together the next generation of journalists, influential fans, commentators – from social media to developing former athletes. Our mission is to lead the conversation in sports on social media and continue that conversation on hundreds of sports podcasts that reach fans across the globe.