Found February 08, 2012 on ESPN:
PLAYERS: Abner Mares
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Bantamweight Abner Mares has vacated his world title and plans to move up to the junior featherweight division.
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Mares vacates IBF bantamweight title

Abner Mares, who just made the first defense of his IBF bantamweight belt last December against former champion Joseph Agbeko, has opted to vacate his title rather than face mandatory challenger, South Africa's Vusi Malinga. The decision to vacate paves the way for Malinga to face Filipino AJ Banal for the vacant title. Mares, who just won the belt by beating Agbeko as part...
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