Abner Mares returned to the ring for the first time since losing for the first time in his career, defeating Puerto Rico's Jonathan Oquendo by unanimous 10-round decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scores were 96-94 and 98-92. But it wasn't easy. Mares was cut early on and seemed extremely reluctant. He also had 11 years of rust to shake off, as he hadn't fought but one round in almost a year - the one round in which he was knocked out by Jhonny Gonzalez in August 2013.
Mares improved to 27-1-1 (14 KO's). Oquendo, who had a chance in this one but just didn't follow up, fell to 24-4 (16 KO's).