Mares/Gonzalez rematch postponed

The Sports NetworkJanuary 7, 2014 

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Abner Mares will have to wait for his rematch with WBC Featherweight Champion Jhonny Gonzalez after suffering a rib injury.

Mares, a former three-division world champion, suffered the injury during training.

The bout was scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Staples Center. 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."

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