Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Golden Boy's VP Reacts To Abner Mares Injury Doubts

By Rick Reeno

Eric Gomez, Vice President and head matchmaker at Golden Boy Promotions, told BoxingScene.com - that there is no doubt that Abner Mares sustained a rib injury that forced him to withdraw from a February 15th rematch with WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez.

Mares visited Dr. Daniel Maldonado on January 10, who issued his report to Golden Boy [copy found below], and the former three division world champion was advised to rest and stay away from taking any contact to the affected area.

They previously met last August at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Gonzalez (55-8-47KOs) scored one of the biggest upsets of the year when he dropped Mares (26-1-1, 14KOs) twice in the first round for a stoppage victory.

Mares then exercised his contractual option for an immediate rematch and the previously mentioned February date was set.

Gonzalez and his promoter, Oswaldo Kuchle, are very upset with the postponement and questioned the validity of Mares' injury.

To accommodate Gonzalez's desire to return in the near future, Gomez offered a fight with unbeaten Gary Russell Jr.

"We told him we were not interested [in Russell]. We were not allowed to have Jhonny make a defense against a different challenger in December. We were forced to go directly against Mares [in a rematch]. We were pressed and accepted February 15 because we didn't want to get into legal issues. Then we're told that Mares can't fight, but there has no medical examination. We would have thought that a physician would tell us when he would be ready, but now we're told he may not be ready to fight until  May or June," Kuchle said in an earlier article on BoxingScene.com.

Gomez would like to reschedule the rematch as soon as possible, but there are multiple factors that are beyond his control.

"I can't just pick a date and then reschedule the fight. First I have to go to [Golden Boy CEO] Richard [Schaefer] and then he has to go to [Showtime Sports head] Stephen Espinoza and ask him what dates are available. Then we have to see what venues are available. We don't have an exact date on when Abner can return, so we did offer Jhonny a fight with Gary Russell and told his promoter that Showtime would be interested in that fight. They turned down Russell and told me they want to fight in Mexico," Gomez told BoxingScene.com.

Golden Boy has three options on Gonzalez, and the boxer won't be able to face an interim-opponent without Golden Boy's consent. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-18-2014

[QUOTE=budfr;14143026]Terrible gramar. It`s " an X - ray ", not " a X ray ".[/QUOTE] Grammer not gramar. and x is not a vowel so there's no an before X-ray. Are you trolling me?

Comment by budfr on 01-17-2014

Terrible gramar. It`s " an X - ray ", not " a X ray ".

Comment by Bronx2245 on 01-17-2014

I hope that somehow we wind up getting Gary Russell Jr vs. Abner Mares! If Gonzalez doesn't want to fight Russell Jr. maybe Mares will!

Comment by livershot73 on 01-16-2014

[QUOTE=blak81;14141590]I'm not doubting the authenticity of the doctors note, but his grammar and punctuation are disgraceful. You would think someone as educated as a doctor would write a better note than that. "He was evaluated and complained of pain." Don't…

Comment by turnedup on 01-16-2014

You give a doctor enough business and he'll write you anything you want. Not saying that's the case here but showing a doctors note is going to far. Addressing it further gives the claims of the injury being fake some…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Live ShoBox Results: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts Terence Crawford Could Fight Granados Next Instead of Felix Diaz Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Official Weigh-In Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington - Official Weigh-In Harley Benn, Son Of Nigel, Wins His Pro Debut At York Hall De La Hoya: Canelo Fight is There - Golovkin Has To Accept Deal! Wilder Weighs in at 222 Pounds; Washington Weighs 239 Mairis Briedis vs. Marco Huck Lands on BoxNation Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte Could Be Possible, Says Eddie Hearn Dylan Price Inks Pact With Mayweather Promotions Gerald Washington: I Definitely Won My Fight Against Mansour! Frank Warren: Hughie Fury Has Signed Joseph Parker Deal Photos: Gavin McDonnell, Rey Vargas Ready For Title Battle Canelo Certain That His Right Thumb Injury No Longer An Issue Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado Set, April 22 In Liverpool Wilder Anxious To Test Repaired Right Hand on 'A Human Skull' Chavez Still Wants To Fight Golovkin; 'I Think I Can Beat Him' Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Get Opponents For April 22 Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In Canelo: Golovkin Received His Biggest Offer - Do Not Blame Me! Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Discuss Hughie Fury Defense Gervonta Davis Has No Issue Heading To UK For Walsh Defense Kovalev's Promoter: Ward's Side Continue To Ignore Rematch Talks Dusty Harrison Arrested, Being Held on Gun Charge
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement