Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez II: Fight delayed due to Mares injury

Harry How

The rematch between Abner Mares and Jhonny Gonzalez will have to be pushed back several weeks, at least.

In some unfortunate news to begin the new year, the anticipated rematch between Abner Mares and Jhonny Gonzalez will have to be pushed back to a later date according to a report from Hustle Boss' Chris Robinson. According to the report, Mares suffered a rib injury in training, and claims that the fight will be moved back exactly one month to March 15.

However, The Ring was able to catch-up with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer yesterday who stated that he does not believe the rematch will occur on March 15 because the injury is too severe for Mares to return that quickly.

"The doctor told him that he should not have any contact for a while. So he can not train for several weeks. Now, what we're going to do now is look at venues and dates and so on. But there is absolutely no date right now and it will certainly not go on March 15. That's definitely a no. So I don't know when it's going to happen. We'll see how Abner's recovery goes and then we'll take it from there."

So now we are stuck with no return date. The contract for the first fight had a rematch clause so the fight should happen eventually we just have no idea of when at this point. It's a bit of a bummer to start off the new year with some bad news, but hopefully it's not too severe of an injury and we still get it sooner rather than later.

In case you are unaware, Gonzalez knocked out Mares in the first round last August in easily one of the biggest upsets of 2013.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker