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Abner Mares

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Abner Mares's Biography

Abner Mares Martínez (born November 28, 1985 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is an undefeated Mexican professional boxer in the Bantamweight division. Abner medaled repeatedly in international amateur tournaments for Mexico. Mares grew up in the city of Hawaiian Gardens, California.

As an amateur, Mares compiled a record of 112-8 with 84 KOs. Mares won the U17 world championships and the bantamweight gold medal at the Central American games 2002 beating Juan Manuel López and the silver medal in the same division in 2003 at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. At the junior world championships 2004 he finished second losing to Aibek Abdimomunov. He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native country. There he was beaten in the first round of the Bantamweight (54 kg) division by Hungary's Zsolt Bedák in a highly controversial decision.

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Mexico's Abner Mares (pictured) will meet Ghana's Joseph Agbeko in the championship round of Bantamweight Tournament
Mexico's Abner Mares (pictured) will meet Ghana's Joseph Agbeko in the championship round of Bantamweight Tournament
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Abner Mares News Stories

  • Split decision goes Canelo's way

      News Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun | 9 days ago
    When you have contrasting styles in boxing and neither dominates, it's a perfect recipe for controversy. And from the moment the first bell rang Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, it was apparent that as long as Erislandy Lara stayed on his feet, this
  • Mares puts career reboot to test against Oquendo

      News Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun | 16 days ago
    And after he fell to Jhonny Gonzalez in August, Abner Mares decided he had to undergo a makeover. The former featherweight champion returns to the ring Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden, facing Puerto Rico's Jonathan Oquendo on the Showtime Pay Per
  • Mares rib injury postpones title rematch

      News Source: GMA News | 7 months ago
    Abner Mares has suffered a rib injury in training that has forced a postponement of his World Boxing Council featherweight title rematch with fellow Mexican Jhonny Gonzalez, promoters said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). The title bout, which had been

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