News | Oct 21 2016

Abner Mares and Jesus Cuellar set new date for their featherweight showdown

Former three-division world champion Abner Mares and WBA World featherweight champion, Jesus Cuellar, scheduled to box on December 10
Abner Mares

FOUR months after their original fight’s cancellation, Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) and Jesus Cuellar (28-1-0, 21 KOs) finally get a new date. The much-anticipated featherweight clash will be held in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center on December 10, according to the Los Angeles Times. Cuellar’s WBA World featherweight title will be on the line.

Their first meeting was supposed to take place on July 25th in New York City, but the State Athletic Commission denied Mares the medical clearance required to compete within their jurisdiction.

Initial reports regarding the cancellation were cryptic but it was later revealed that an old Mares eye injury was the basis for the refusal.