It’s been said time and time again that when a fighter walks away from his profession the itch to continue for one last chance always sticks with them. Chris Farrell once stated “the first step to a thriving unretirement is to begin by asking yourself what it is you want to be doing?”
Adan “Speedy” Mares began his career as a professional boxer began in early 2012 but he had been fighting longer than that, a lot longer. Mares career would last for a total of four years before he decided to hang up the gloves but the itch to fight and see what you can become came about recently.
“I had my first sparring session yesterday after almost 3yrs off retirement,” stated Mares via Instagram. “I forgot how hard this sport is (laughs) but it felt good to do something I love it’s a different type of high. [I] gotta sober up and keep trying and hope to make a comeback! But first and foremost gotta take care of my self first try to stay off them streets [and] not go back to jail and sober up and then maybe make a comeback. You know I keep it 100 with everyone and never fake the funk and pretend to be something I’m not but a big thank you for those that have been encouraging me to make a comeback!”
Mares stated that a comeback would be for his family’s benefit and would keep him out of trouble. He has already taken the first step on the road to recovery. One would hope that he does not stray from his path.