Mexican-American boxer Abner Mares is bringing the Blue Wire Podcast Network into Spanish-language podcasting. The sports-focused network has tapped Mares to host a new series in both English and Spanish. The sister podcasts, On the Hook and El Gancho, will feature Mares’ take on boxing, his life as a father, and as a modern business mogul.
“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,” Mares said in the announcement. “I hope people can find inspiration, humor, and motivation in my podcast to create their own world champion life.”
Mares, a four-time world, three-division champion, Olympian and sports commentator, 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 podcast comes as the Guadalajara-born Mares looks to re-enter the ring in 2020 and have a chance to earn his fifth world title.
“Fighting is a sport where audio is growing quickly. We’re looking forward to creating content together in English and Spanish,” said Blue Wire CEO Kevin Jones. “Abner is the type of personality we look for — driven to connect further with his audience.”
The podcasts are set to debut Oct. 6-7. The short-form episodes will premiere three times a week, with two episodes in English and one in Spanish.