Referee Russell Mora's poor officiating spoiled a good fight between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko and what should have been a proud moment for Mares, who won a controversial majority decision Saturday.
Both IBF titleholder Joseph Agbeko and Abner Mares made weight on Friday for their Showtime bantamweight tournament finals match on Saturday. Agbeko was a little bit over 118 pounds at first but made weight shortly after.
SHOWTIME commentator Al Bernstein interviews Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko at the final news conference before they fight in the final of the bantamweight tournament Saturday in Las Vegas.
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. had to pull out of Saturday night’s fight against David Rodela after he was attacked by three men on Tuesday.
Lightweight prospects Luis Ramos Jr. and Carlos Molina will be in action on the undercard of the Aug. 13 Joseph Agbeko-Abner Mares fight. Ramos fights David Rodela. Molina returns after an eight-month hiatus.
By Doug Fischer Bantamweight contender Abner Mares is getting excellent sparring from Efrain Esquivias in preparation for his showdown with Joseph Agbeko on Aug. 13 in Las Vegas.
Joseph Agbeko said he has recovered from a bout with sciatica and is training normally for his fight against Abner Mares – for the championship of Showtime’s bantamweight tournament — on Aug. 13 in Las Vegas.