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 Last update:  1/4/2014       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Abner Mares Rib Injury - Doubts Surface in Mexico
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By Miguel Rivera

Several reports in Mexico are casting doubts on the announced rib injury to former three division world champion Abner Mares. Last week Mares disculosed that he injured his rib in sparring and withdrew from a scheduled rematch with WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez.

Last August at the StubHub Center in Carson, Gonzalez stopped Mares in the first round. It was one of the bigger upsets of the year. The rematch was set for February 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. No new date has been announced.

At the time of the injury, Mares was training in Mexico at a facility owned by former champion Ana Maria Torres.

Several reports in Mexico are claiming that Mares allegedly never sparred at the gym - which is why some writers are casting doubts on the injury. Some reporters are speculating that Mares needed more time to prepare.

Tags: Abner Mares , Jhonny Gonzalez , Mares vs. Gonzalez , Mares-Gonzalez



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comment by SlySlickSmooth, on 01-04-2014
Mares needs to post a pic like Danny did now...

comment by APPONO ASTOS, on 01-04-2014
mares is having second thoughts about getting stopped again..

comment by trank, on 01-04-2014
we cant rip mares he earn the benefit of the doubt my not ducking anybody and fighting legit guys everytime out

comment by 619 southpaw, on 01-04-2014
[QUOTE=PR ESQ.]Where's the outrage? double standards here on BS. seem to recall somebody else injured his rib and was lambasted as being shook scared etc. Interesting...[/QUOTE] I feel you other fighters get ripped for ***** like this. even though I never doubt a fighters injury its just funny...

comment by KJB, on 01-04-2014
[QUOTE=Russian Crushin]Then he should be held responsible and it should be in a contract that if a medical test does not show injury, they should be compensated.[/QUOTE] There aren't really any tests you can do for a "rib injury" or a "hurt back." If someone says their ribs or back hurt, there...

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