Michael Rosenthal

Agbeko-Mares at the Hard Rock?

The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas is the leading candidate to land the Joseph Agbeko-Abner Mares fight on Aug. 13, which is for the championship of Showtime's bantamweight tournament, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

Agbeko, who holds the IBF 118-pound title, and Mares were scheduled to meet on April 23 in Los Angeles but Agbeko had to pull out days before the fight because of a sudden bout with sciatica.

Agbeko outpointed Yonnhy Perez and Mares did the same to Vic Darchinyan to reach the final.

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