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Abner Mares Will Not Return To Action Until 2014

By Rick Reeno

As it stands right now, former three division world champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14KOs) will not return to action until 2014, according to manager Frank Espinoza. After having so many tough fights for the last three years, Mares want to take a few months off to spend time with his family.

Last Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California - Mares was stopped in the first round by the always dangerous Jhonny Gonzalez.

There is a rematch clause, which Mares cane exercise at a later date. Golden Boy Promotions, who promote Mares, have three controlling options on Gonzalez. More than likely Gonzalez will take an interim-fight before the end of the year.

Espinoza expects Mares to come back even stronger when he returns in the new year.

"Abner's loss on Saturday was rough for all of us, but I believe that you should never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. At the end of the day, Abner demonstrated to everyone the maturity and the tenacity to succeed in his career. It takes not just skills but also extreme dedication and commitment. Regardless of Saturday's outcome, champions are measured by the same criteria. I am full confident that Abner will be a champion again," Espinoza told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 08-27-2013

[QUOTE=dwighttsharpe;13687845]In round numbers, and Not exact, Mares got about $925K and Gonzales about $100K. Just from memory off the top of my head. I think I read it on one of Fat Dan Rafael's(espn) tweets.[/QUOTE] ... "Mares $925k, Gonzalez $100k…

Comment by dwighttsharpe on 08-27-2013

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;13687782]doubt the return happens as I believe by mid-next year Jhonny's @ 130...Mares can still be supreme @ FW...w/the arena only a few hundred fans short of SO, curious what the two guys made. w/Mares getting the 75% cut...any 1…

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-27-2013

doubt the return happens as I believe by mid-next year Jhonny's @ 130...Mares can still be supreme @ FW...w/the arena only a few hundred fans short of SO, curious what the two guys made. w/Mares getting the 75% cut...any 1…

Comment by A-Wolf on 08-27-2013

Being the style of fighter that he is this defeat may prove more devastating than the norm. His confidence had to have taken a major major hit. Hope he can recover strong.

Comment by MDPopescu on 08-27-2013

[QUOTE=periks19;13687267]He should of never left Beristan enough said[/QUOTE] It's worse. Nacho Beristain is Gonzalez' trainer now -- and people still wonder why Mares was caught that fast.

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