Originally Posted by JFT96
Mares gets an unfair rap for that too. Agbeko 1 aside (when the ref should've stepped in and been more authorative about the low blows), there have been mitigating circumstances in all his fights at world level.
The sheer volume of body punches, and the angles at which he sometimes throws the punch from, make it inevitable that some will stray low. It doesn't mean that he isn't a good body puncher/a dirty fighter though
The thing is though. For the most part. i think he knows what he's doing. IMHO he's conciously being dirty when he's going low. It happens too many times for it to be a coincidence. I think Mares knows how bad a low blow can affect an opponent. That video of him on that programme when he was younger is very telling. They explained to him how and why low blows are so debilitating and i can assume from that he knows what he's doing. As SPB says, it's not like he tries to disguise it either. At least Barrera and Pedroza were sly and cunning with it.