Abner Mares Outworks Eric Morel To Capture WBC Title

Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas - In a battle of former champions, Abner Mares (24-0, 13KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Eric Morel (46-3, 23KOs) to capture the vacant WBC super bantamweight title. Their fight took place at a catch-weight of 120-pounds. The scores were 120-107, and 119-109 twice.

Morel started will in the first round with his jab and defensive movements. In the second, Mares turned up the heat and appeared to stun Morel with a series of shots. Morel was having issues early on with Mares' speed and high-pace punching.

Morel was getting word down by the fourth round, with Mares working over the head and especially the body. The left eye of Morel was swelling up in the fifth round. In the next couple of rounds, Morel tried hard but he couldn't do enough to win the rounds because Mares was more active, throwing harder punches and blocking many of Morel's shots. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Marcov on 04-26-2012

If Mares doesn't fight Donaire, I would really like to see Mares-Moreno this year.

Comment by Phantomas on 04-26-2012

Not really, Morel got dominated pretty much all of the fight.

Comment by pottman85 on 04-26-2012

i didnt get to see it but i ahve my dvr to record it, is the fight worth it too save and watch? from an action stand point i mean

Comment by budfr on 04-22-2012

Another win for Mexico.

Comment by ny123 on 04-22-2012

These two put on a good show last night. Mares vs Moreno or Donaire is what i want to see next.

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