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Victor Terrazas vs Cristian Mijares fight likely to fill WBC vacancy at 122 pounds

The WBC is expected to order a vacant super bantamweight title fight between Victor Terrazas and Cristian Mijares, following Abner Mares' decision to move up to featherweight.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

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

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.

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