Rising undefeated star Abner Mares puts his WBC super bantamweight title on the line against one of the best bantamweights in the world, WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo Moreno, on Saturday November 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The event on Showtime will be one of the most meaningful fights of the 2012 year.
Mares has been fighting top elite opposition since 2010, and ever since he won the Showtime Bantamweight Tournament his stock has continued to rise as he keeps fighting the best out there. His current opponent Moreno is no different.
Moreno is coming off a ninth-round TKO win over David De La Mora in which he floored him several times.
Before that Moreno had a big, impressive unanimous-decision win over Vic Darchinyan in which he administered an almost-perfect boxing clinic—one judge even scored it 120-107 for Moreno.
According to a press release email from BZA PR, Abner Mares made the following statement:
“I feel faster and stronger at 122 pounds and now that I’m used to this weight class, I’m going to be more dangerous than ever for anyone who steps in the ring with me,” said Mares. “I love this fight with Moreno. I’ve got a lot of respect for him, but I know I’ll get the win on November 10 with the help of my hometown fans in Los Angeles.”
Anselmo Moreno also stated:
“I’d like to thank Mares for taking this fight as this is the type of moment every fighter waits for and dreams about,” said Moreno. “I’m ready to show the world what I can do. I promise my fans that I will put on a great show like always and leave the ring with the belt.”
Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy, stated:
“You always hear boxers saying that they want to fight the best competition,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya. “Mares and Moreno are not just talking the talk, they are walking the walk. These two are the best of the best and to see them in the ring together on November 10 is going to be a special night for the sport. We are continuing our promise to put on the best fight cards top to bottom and with Mares-Moreno, bantamweight champ Leo Santa Cruz defending his title and the highly anticipated return of Alfredo Angulo in a brawl against Raul Casarez, fans will be on their feet cheering all night long.”
We will have an opportunity to interview Abner Mares prior to the fight.
So, fight fans, here is your chance to write in and submit your questions for WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares.
If you have a good question you would like us to ask in the interview, post it in the comments section of this article; if we select it we will ask Mares your question.
King J is the Bleacher Report Boxing Community Leader and a Featured Columnist. All information was provided directly to him via press release email from BZA PR.
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