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Abner Mares attacked relentlessly on the way to a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno on Saturday night, defending his WBC 122-pound title and handing Moreno his first defeat in a decade.
Leo Santa Cruz also defended his IBF bantamweight title, stopping Victor Zaleta in the ninth round of a brutal fight on a thoroughly entertaining card at Staples Center.
Alfredo Angulo stopped Raul Casarez with a single left hook 56 seconds into the first round, making a dramatic return to the ring after a year away. Earlier, Welsh light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly defended his WBO title with an eighth-round stoppage of Shawn Hawk.
Mares (25-0-1) rarely stopped moving forward in a fascinating brawl with Moreno (33-2-1), the elusive Panamanian star. In the fifth round, Mares scored the first career knockdown of Moreno, who had won 27 straight fights since October 2002.
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LOS ANGELES -- Bantamweight Isaac Torres of Texas battled to a 4 round draw with David Reyes of nearby Montebello. Reyes moved a fair amount, but stopped a few times a round to flurry with heavy shots, usually to the body of Torres. Torres, in stalking mode and slightly underproductive, landed more telling blows between the combinations by Reyes, but his inactivity evened things...
LOS ANGELES – Before an unknown number of fans at the Staples Center, a series of solid, entertaining bouts sent sweat flying and the sound of leather ringing through the rafters. Some of the excitement was anticipated, some not. And some of it delivered in ways that participants will likely remember just about every time they’re in front of a mirror for the next...
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...
The official weigh-ins for the Abner Mares vs. Anselmo Moreno headlined Showtime Championship Boxing card were held today. Right here, find a huge collection of Mares vs. Moreno weigh-in photos, along with the official weigh-in results, videos and notes from the proceedings, and more. Take a look.
Mares vs. Moreno weigh-in photos
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Last Saturday night, Abner Mares put on a dominate display of both skill and aggression as he took on the slick Anselmo Moreno in a fight many said he would lose. The style of both fighters certainly made it plausible that the tussle would be a long drawn out boring fight. Mares though was dead [...]
Full weigh in videos and weight from Los Angeles, CA Abner Mares 121.8 vs. Anselmo Moreno 120.8 (WBC super bantamweight championship) Leo Santa Cruz 117.6 vs. Victor Zaleta 117 (IBF bantamweight championship) Nathan Cleverly 174.4 vs. Shawn Hawk 173.8 (WBO light heavyweight championship) Alfredo Angulo 154 vs. Raul Casarez 153.8
Leo Santa Cruz and Alfredo Angulo Notch KO Wins
Abner Mares defended his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory in the main event of Saturday’s Showtime telecast in front of 6,341 of his hometown fans at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Referee Raul Caiz Jr., immediately had his hands full in the wildly entertaining opening round that saw Moreno...
In this week’s three punch combo I will first examine where Abner Mares fits in the pound for pound rankings following his performance on Saturday night against Anselmo Moreno. Next, I will look ahead to Adrien Broner’s big test on Saturday against Antonio DeMarco. And finally, I will examine the career development of Gary Russell Jr. and his next moves following another...
Full results from Los Angeles, CA Abner Mares vs. Anselmo Moreno (WBC super bantamweight championship) Leo Santa vs. Victor Zaleta (IBF bantamweight championship) Nathan Cleverly def Shawn Hawk via TKO in R8 Alfredo Angulo def. Raul Casarez via KO in R1 Antonio Orozco def. Danny Escobar via TKO in R6