Abner Mares is vacating his WBC title at 122 lbs and is making a move up to Featherweight. Without a fight against Nonito Donaire on his dance card, Mares and his team have decided to keep on moving onwards and upwards, and will be looking to add a third divisional title to their growing collection.
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Mares' manager, Frank Espionza, was quoted by BoxingScene.com saying:
"We did all we could to make the fight against Donaire happen. It's time to move forward with Abner's career. He always said he wanted to be a champion in three divisions and we're going to do everything we can to make that a reality. At this point we have to keep Abner's career moving forward and upwards. That's what's important."
Mares had this to say:
"I accomplished my dreams of winning titles at 118 and 122 pounds. I'm ready to fight as a featherweight and to achieve one of my goals of being a world champion in three different divisio...