It's too bad that there are just a handful of fights each year as true and right as Abner Mares vs. Anselmo Moreno, due on Showtime Saturday after a prolonged tease that never looked like it would come to climax.
And if not for a needless, endless war between promoters Golden Boy and Top Rank, we might not have even got it; Mares, a Golden Boy fighter, would rather be facing Nonito Donaire, a Top Rank fighter, and really, most fans would prefer that one, too. But in the top-heavy junior featherweight division, this is two of the four best men (Guillermo Rigondeaux and Donaire being the other two) squaring off in a risky style clash that is one of the best fights in boxing regardless of what the other half of 122 is doing.
Hell, these are two of the best fighters on the planet right now overall. It's the kind of fight that gets you giddy thinking about it.
ABNER MARES-ANSELMO MORENO
Let's back up slightly: Mares is really proven only as a bantamweight, a...