With Abner Mares making the decision to vacate his WBC super bantamweight title and move up to featherweight, the sanctioning body is expected to order a vacant title fight between Mexican notables Victor Terrazas and Cristian Mijares, according to a report at BoxingScene.com.
Terrazas (36-2-1, 21 KO) was already the mandatory challenger for Mares, and a purse bid had been scheduled for today. Few expected that fight to actually happen, so it wasn't a major surprise when Mares vacated and stated his intentions to move on to 126 pounds. The 29-year-old from Guadalajara has won 11 straight fights since being knocked out by Rendall Munroe in 2010, including victories over Fernando Montiel and Nehomar Cermeno.
Mijares (47-6-2, 22 KO) is in the midst of a career rebirth following consecutive losses to Vic Darchinyan and Cermeno (twice) in 2008-09. He's a two-time super flyweight titlist and in his last bout, stopped a still-game Rafael Marquez in nine rounds.