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Mares ready to meet Morel, move on

Former bantamweight titlist already eyeing the biggest fights at 122 pounds

Updated: April 20, 2012, 1:36 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

In this day and age, if a fighter takes on two top opponents in a row, that is saying something. And then there is Abner Mares.

Mares has earned a reputation as one of the more exciting fighters in boxing, and he has done it while fighting one of the most rigorous schedules -- against four consecutive top-level opponents -- over the past two years.

There was a draw with Yonnhy Perez in a bantamweight world title shot that many believed Mares deserved to win.

Then Mares ...

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