Anselmo Moreno vs. Javier Nicolas Chacon: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight

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Anselmo Moreno vs. Javier Nicolas Chacon: Preview and Prediction for Title Fight
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Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno is probably the best fighter you've never seen, and on Saturday night in Panama City, he'll make the 12th defense of his WBA Bantamweight Championship, taking on Javier Nicolas Chacon of Argentina.

Moreno has held the WBA title since 2008, and his only loss during that stretch came in 2012 when he jumped up in weight to challenge Abner Mares for a super bantamweight title. He's only fought once since that loss—a lopsided unanimous decision over William Urina last August—and has been flying a bit under the radar.

Chacon, 32, is rated the No. 11 contender by the WBA and has never competed outside his native Argentina. His level of competition indicates nothing that should have earned him such a lofty station, much less a title challenge. Unless he's better than advertised, he'll enter the ring as a substantial underdog.

Read on for a complete preview and prediction for Moreno vs. Chacon.

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