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3 Matchups Abner Mares Should Consider Next

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Abner Mares returned on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara Super Welterweight matchup on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

It had been almost a year since Mares stepped through the ropes to fight. Back then, Mares was the WBC Featherweight Champion of the world, facing what seemed to be an old and war torn fighter in Jhonny Gonzalez.

Oh, how everyone was wrong.

In just the first round, Gonzalez stunned the crowd and the boxing world by knocking out the young superstar.

On Saturday night, Mares sought redemption as he took on Jonathan Oquendo in a 10-round bout.

After a sloppy and tough to watch bout, Mares won a hard fought and close unanimous decision.

Now with a confidence boosting win under his belt and the Gonzales KO loss behind him, Mares can focus on his future in the Featherweight division.

With the promotional cold war thawing between Golden Boy and Top Rank, the Al Haymon managed Mares may have the opportunity to fight almost anyone in the division.

Here are three best fights for Abner Mares to consider.

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