Abner Mares

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Name: Abner Mares
Birth Name: Abner Mares Martinez
Hometown: Montebello, California, USA
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 166cm
Reach: 168cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainers: Ignacio Beristain (former), Clemente Medina (present)
Managers: Frank Espinoza, Al Haymon
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions (former)
Abner Mares Gallery

Amateur Highlights

  • Represented Mexico at the 2004 Olympics in Athens as a Bantamweight. Lost in the opening round to Zsolt Bedak of Hungary on points 27-24
  • Silver medalist at the 2004 World Junior Championships
  • Silver medalist at the 2003 Pan American Games. Lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB)
  • Gold medalist at the 2002 Central American & Carribean Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2002 World Cadet Championships
  • Mares had a purported amateur Record of: 112-8 (84)

Career Factoids

Minor Titles

  • WBC Silver Bantamweight Title (December 2010)
  • NABO Bantamweight Title (September 2007 - 2008)

World Titles

  • IBF Bantamweight Title
  • WBC Super-Bantamweight Title
  • WBC Featherweight Title

Minor World Titles

  • IBO Bantamweight Title (Dec 2010, 0 defenses)
  • WBA 'Regular' Featherweight Title (Dec 2016 - June 2018; 1 defense)

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Preceded by:
Joseph Agbeko
IBF Bantamweight Champion
2011 Aug 13 – 2012 Feb
Succeeded by:
Leo Santa Cruz
Preceded by:
Toshiaki Nishioka
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
2012 Apr 21 – 2013 Jan
Succeeded by:
Victor Terrazas
Preceded by:
Daniel Ponce de Leon
WBC Featherweight Champion
2013 May 4 – 2013 Aug 25
Succeeded by:
Jhonny Gonzalez
Preceded by:
Jesus Andres Cuellar
WBA Featherweight Champion
2016 Dec 10 – 2018 Jun 9
Regular Champion
Lost bid for Super Championship
Succeeded by:
Jesus M Rojas