Abner Mares, Eric Morel, Anselmo Moreno and David De La Mora looked ripped and ready for their co-featured bouts on tonight’s Showtime broadcast (9:30 p.m. PT/ET) from El Paso, Texas, during yesterday’s official weighin.
Mares (23-0-1, 13 knockouts), of Montebello, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Mexico, weighed in at 119.6 pounds for his showdown with Eric Morel (46-2, 23 KOs). Morel, a 36-year-old former flyweight titleholder, tipped the scales at 120 pounds for the schedueled 12-round bout for the vacant WBC 122-pound title.
Marez, 26, earned the IBF bantamweight title with a close and controversial majority decision over Joseph Agbeko last August. He defended the 118-pound belt via clear unanimous decision over Agbeko in a rematch last December.
Morel, of Madison, Wisc., by way of Puerto Rico, has won 11 in a row since dropping a decision to Martin Castillo in 2005.
Moreno (32-1-1, 11 KOs), the WBA bantamweight titleholder from Panama, weighed in at 117.5 pounds, as his 23-year-old challenger, De La Mora, did. The skilled and savvy 26-year-old southpaw has won 26 consecutive bouts since dropping a four-round split decision to Ricardo Molina back in 2002 (a loss he has twice avenged by ninth-round TKO and 10-round unanimous decision).
De La Mora (24-1, 17 KOs), of Tijuana, has only lost once — a close unanimous decision to Japanese star Koki Kameda in Tokyo last August.