Three division world champion Abner Mares has revealed that he recently received the green light to return to the ring and hopes to do so in the first quarter of 2020.
Without the need to put a name on the table, he is simply waiting for Al Haymon to decide what is best for his career
Mares was going to fight against Gervonta Davis on February 9, but days before the battle he had an eye injury, a retinal detachment, and had to undergo medical treatment to recover, without the certainty of knowing that he would be capable of returning to the ring.
However, a few days ago, Mares confirmed that he would be back.
"They already gave me the green light, we had a conference call a few days ago... Al Haymon, my specialist and me, to see my medical status, because we wanted to be sure that I would be able to continue, and the doctor told us it would be safe, so expect news from me in the ring for the first quarter of 2020," said Mares to ESPN Deportes.
Abner revealed that he will be back in the gym, at least formally, in the first days of November, after participating in the annual World Boxing Council convention from October 21 to 26 in Cancun, Quintana Roo.
"I am happy because they gave me the news I expected, obviously there was anxiety, but I was not going to do something that the doctors wouldn't let me do," added Mares.
"And now that they told me that I can come back, let's see what is best for me, obviously I want strong challenges, but Al Haymon is going to define what is best for me.
With a record of 31 wins, 15 of them by way of knockout, in exchange for three defeats and a draw, Mares has not been in the ring since June 2018, when he fell by points in an emotional rematch against Leo Santa Cruz.