Mares Out of Cuellar Bout

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Abner Mares was set to square off against Jesus Cuellar next week on CBS and be the feature bout of the Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter card. But a statement was release today from promoter Lou DiBella, stating Mares was not medically cleared to fight in New York state.

 

“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. An announcement will be forthcoming with respect to the replacement bout that will open the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, Presented by Premier Boxing Champions, broadcast.”

 

This marks the second time this bout has been delayed. The first time came in March when Keith Thurman got hurt and the entire fight card Mares vs. Cuellar were to be featured on got scrapped. With no word yet from Mares or PBC, it remains to be seen if this fight will get rescheduled for a third time.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Abner Mares and his family and wish him a speedy recovery.

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