IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz aspires to the greatness of Mexican predecessors such as Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Juan Manuel Marquez and Oscar Larios.
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer gives his post-fight thoughts on Abner Mares’ unanimous decision victory over Anselmo Moreno immediately after the junior featherweight showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares and his challenger Anselmo Moreno easily made weight on Friday at Staples Center in L.A., the site of their Showtime-televised showdown on Saturday. Mares weighed 121.8 pounds; Moreno weighed 120.8.
Leo Santa Cruz’s days are numbered at bantamweight, but the unbeaten IBF titleholder will remain at 118 pounds at least until the end of the year. He defends his belt against Victor Zaleta on the Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno undercard at Staples Center on Saturday.
Junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo, who meets Raul Casarez on Saturday night, plans to donate his long hair to the charity Locks of Love, which assists children who suffer hair loss as a result of chemotherapy to treat cancer.
WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares says he’s evolved into a complete fighter capable of turning back the challenge of highly respected Anselmo Moreno, who says he’s ready to win a hard-fought championship bout when they meet on Saturday.
The combatants of the stacked Showtime-televised card topped by Abner Mares’ WBC 122-pound title defense against Anselmo Moreno on Nov. 10 will hold a public workout at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles today.
“I’m very hungry for this fight, and that’s what’s going to carry me to victory,” said once-beaten Anselmo Moreno, who will make his 122-pound debut on Nov. 10 against undefeated WBC tltleholder Abner Mares.
Manny Pacquiao began training in Hollywood on Monday for his fourth clash with Juan Manuel Marquez, which is slated for Dec. 8 at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Fans prefer newly crowned RING 122-pound champ Nonito Donaire to stay at junior featherwieght and face the Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno winner or Guillermo Rigondeaux to moving up to featherweight, according to a RingTV.com poll.