Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko had their final words for each other and for the media at the final press conference for their anticipated rematch at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Vic Darchinyan wants to get beyond Anselmo Moreno for a shot at the Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko winner. Darchinyan fights the WBA bantamweight beltholder in the co-feature to Mares-Agbeko II on Saturday.
Abner Mares: “The people that really know me that have followed my career since Day One, honestly they can say that I’ve grown.”
Nonito Donaire may just be passing through at 118, plus Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko are both eager to make a statement in their rematch. “I want to knock him out,” says Mares.
Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko say they are ready to prove who’s the better bantamweight and erase the controversy of their first fight, won by Mares, when they meet again in Anaheim, Calif., on Dec. 3.
The Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito and Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko rematches occur on the same night, Dec. 3, on different networks. Cotto-Margarito II will be on HBO Pay-Per-View; Mares-Agbeko II wll be on Showtime.
Two-belt titleholder Nonito Donaire wants to defend his crowns against Omar Narvaez, and then pursue either the winner of Abner Mares-Agbeko II or seek challenges in the junior featherweight and featherweight divisions
Abner Mares’ manager Frank Espinoza calls the IBF’s decision to order an immediate rematch “the right thing” for Abner Mares, Joseph Agbeko and boxing.
Richard Schaefer is targeting Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko II for Dec. 3 and says that Robert Guerrero’s MRI revealed “no broken bones” in his shoulder.
Joseph Agbeko thought about retaliating against Abner Mares for his repeated low blows in his majority-decision loss on Saturday but never considered quitting. “I said, ‘No way, I have to continue.’”
The IBF has ordered an immediate rematch between Abner Mares and the man he dethroned, Joseph Agbeko, having determined that referee Russell Mora’s failure to call low blows affected the outcome of the fight
Nine out of 10 of those who have voted in the latest RingTV Poll say Joseph Agbeko should receive an immediate rematch with Abner Mares.