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Ponce De Leon to fight Mares

Updated: February 25, 2013, 10:19 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Less than three weeks ago, featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon did not know who, or when, he would fight next after his fight with Jayson Velez, scheduled for Saturday night, was canceled when Velez suffered an ankle injury.

Now, after a brief wait, Ponce De Leon has landed a much bigger fight against former two-division titleholder and Mexican countryman Abner Mares, who recently vacated his junior featherweight title to move up in weight when he could not finalize a unification ...

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