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Mares Hurt, Jhonny Rematch To Be Reset

BY The Sweet Science ON January 07, 2014
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OFFICIAL STATEMENTS REGARDING POSTPONEMENT OF FEBRUARY 15 REMATCH BETWEEN JHONNY GONZALEZ AND ABNER MARES

FUTURE DATE FOR FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT TO BE ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Jan. 7, 2014) - Following a rib injury suffered in training, former three-division world champion Abner Mares has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday, Feb. 15 rematch with WBC Featherweight Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, causing a postponement of the entire SHOWTIME® televised event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

A new date for the rematch will be announced once Mares is cleared to resume training.

"I'd like to apologize to all of my fans, Golden Boy Promotions and Jhonny Gonzalez," said Mares. "I was looking forward to getting back into the ring with Jhonny to avenge my loss, and once I recover from this injury, I'll be back in the gym and ready for this rematch as soon as possible."

"I'm disappointed of course, but I know that these things happen in boxing, and I wish Abner a speedy recovery," said Gonzalez. "We both know that we'll meet again and when we do, we'll give the fans a fight to remember."

"It's never a good thing when injuries like this occur, and I know Abner tried to fight through it, but it's best that we postpone this event and reschedule it so that both fighters are at their best on fight night," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "The fighters' safety is always paramount and both Abner and Jhonny understand this completely."

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The_King_AJ says:

I would personally like Abner to fight other guys first. Work on his defense a little. An elite fighter, but if he rushes back into the rematch, I'd imagine Jhonny would KO him again. It's a winnable fight for Abner.

Jhonny Gonzalez, the new age Joe Medel lol

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