Reports out of Mexico suggest that former 3-weight world champion Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14) is currently targeting a show down with WBC Super Featherweight champion Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20).
The match up is supposedly being negotiated for May 3rd at the MGM Grand on the under-card of Floyd Mayweather's upcoming contest. It would be a chance for Mares to to claim a 4th divisional title, avenge the fact Miura has beaten a trio of Mexican fighters and also allow Mares himself to avoid his much talked about rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez.
Unfortunately from our point of view it's a bout that could scupper, or at least delay, the potential all-Japanese unification match between Takashi Miura and Takashi Uchiyama (21-0-1, 17), the WBA champion.
Uchiyama and Miura have fought before, with Uchiyama forcing a retirement of Miura back in 2011 but since then Miura has improved drastically to become a force in his own right in the division. A rematch is something both men have spoken about and something both we and and the fans want sooner rather later.
We have no fear that if Miura was to fight Mares there would only be one winner. Miura would be too strong, too powerful and too big for Mares who was small at Featherweight and will be very small at Super Featherweight.Though of course we can see the lure of the fight to Miura who would likely get a bumper pay day and major international experience for being on one of the biggest shows of the year as well as a high profile bout with some one he really should beat.
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