Fight Night: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - StubHub Center, Carson, California

Mares vs Gutierrez

An early stoppage due to a cut over Andres Gutierrez's left eye resulted in a victory by technical decision for Abner Mares after 10 exciting rounds.
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Mares vs Gutierrez Highlights: October 14, 2017

Mares vs Gutierrez Round by Round Fight Summary. Rounds are displayed numerically as columns. Each row will display one of the following: W for win, L for loss, KO for knockout, or TKO for technical knock out. An empty column means that data is not available.
Fighter Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mares No data available No data available No data available No data available
Gutierrez No data available No data available No data available No data available

An early stoppage due to a cut over Andres Gutierrez's left eye resulted in a victory by technical decision for Abner Mares after 10 exciting rounds.

Abner Mares vs Andres Gutierrez

Abner Mares vs Andres Gutierrez (Andy Samuelson / Premier Boxing Champions)

The initial reaction suggested that 2004 Mexican Olympian and three-division world champion Abner Mares had produced a stoppage win. The bout was halted due to a cut over Gutierrez’ left eye that gushed from round two onward, a testament to the level of commitment put forth by Mares, who knew when to slug and when to box over the course of their featherweight title fight.

The wound served as a bullseye and only worsened over the course of the contest. Gutierrez did his best to make a fight of it, but would only earn points for his bravery and durability as he never hit the deck. 

He did, however, hit a wall as referee Jack Reiss decided in round ten that the cut was severe enough to require medical attention. The ringside physician offered a brief examination before deciding the 24-year old from Mexico was no longer fit to continue. Because it was determined the cut worsened from a clash of heads, though, the bout went to the scorecards. 

Mares was denied a stoppage victory, but scores of 99-91 (twice) and 100-90 declared him winner and still champion. 

It may not have been the finish he preferred, but still enough of a statement sent to the opponent he really wanted on this evening. 

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