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Abner Mares Given 3 Month Period To Face Vusi Malinga

Vusi Malinga  (20-3-1, 12KOs) will fight for the IBF bantamweight title within three months, according to the sanctioning body. The unbeaten champion, Abner Mares, has been given a mandatory three-month period to defend his title against the 32-year-old South African.

Branco Milenkovic, of Branco Sports Promotions, announced on Wednesday that the IBF had told Mares to defend the belt against Malinga after a series of delays during the past 15 months. The fight will take place in Mexico or the United States.

The fight is likely to be staged in February, March or April. But Milenkovic is on good terms with Mares's promoters and a venue that should please Malinga and his handlers is likely to be found.

Malinga was in line to fight Joseph Agbeko from Ghana for the IBF bantamweight title ever since he beat Michael Domingo from the Philippines in September last year, said Milenkovic.

"But all sorts of obstacles stood in the way and resulted in Malinga being kept on a string.”

First, Agbeko lost his title to Mares in a controversial bout. Then the IBF ordered a rematch after Agbeko’s handlers had lodged a protest over low blows. Then, after more delays and arguments the return was finally arranged. Mares, 26, won again and there were no more arguments.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-22-2011

Weren't there talks of him going after the full WBC belt against Yamanaka and dropping this one.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-22-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;11590516]This is not a terrible fight. Mulinga doesn't suck. Plus Moreno is going to fight in March/April in New York. That's the plan anyways. So Mares can have this fight in the meantime. And, perhaps is a lead-in for a…

Comment by jrosales13 on 12-22-2011

This is not a terrible fight. Mulinga doesn't suck. Plus Moreno is going to fight in March/April in New York. That's the plan anyways. So Mares can have this fight in the meantime. And, perhaps is a lead-in for a…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 12-22-2011

Just give up the belt no need to waste your time with this nonsense Mares has bigger fish to fry

Comment by onechance87 on 12-21-2011

[QUOTE=Ringlife;11590290]If thats the case he needs to get that fight out of the way.[/QUOTE] Or vacant that belt.I thought they would of gave him a optional defence since he rematch agbeko,Now there forcing him to fight a nobody.

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