ABNER MARES’ June 25 bout with Jesus Cuellar has been called off due to a medical issue. The nature of the problem has not been revealed.
A statement from DiBella Entertainment said: “Regrettably, due to a medical issue that renders former three-division world champion Abner Mares presently unable to fight in New York State, the Cuellar vs. Mares fight has been cancelled and will be replaced on the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, Presented by Premier Boxing Champions, telecast next Saturday, June 25. Abner’s condition is in no way life-threatening, nor was it revealed in a blood or urine test; there was no use of any drugs, including PEDs or other banned substances. In honoring Abner’s right to medical confidentiality, no further information will be released on this situation unless he chooses. “