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Abner Mares Powers Past Slick Moreno, Retains Title

By Rick Reeno

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California - WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13KOs) won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over defense specialist Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno (33-2-1, 12KOs). The scores were 116-110, 116-110 and 120-106. Moreno, still the WBA's super champion at bantamweight, was moving up to take the fight.

It was the matador chasing the bull. Mares was hunting down the crafty Moreno, round after round, and trying to land anything possible to the head and the body. He finally caught up with Moreno in the fifth, dropping him near the end after a series of shots to the head and body.

Moreno did well in the sixth, countering off the ropes, but Mares closed stong with a huge right hand. Mares continued to press forward in the eight and ninth, and was willing to take a few punches to land a few - and the few coming from Mares were doing more damage time and time again.

Moreno lost a point in the eleventh for pushing down the head of an incoming Mares. Moreno had received several warning in the prior rounds for similar tactics. In the twelfth, Mares continued to give chase and was looking to close strong, as Moreno was doing more coasting than fighting.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 11-12-2012

are not boxing! [QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;12685963]Why are Cotto stans complaining about low blows? LMAO!! Where do you think the signature low blow came from? It's tied to PR boxers. :bottle:[/QUOTE] I guess illegal hand wraps too, huh? GTFOH...... [QUOTE=rey guey;12685940]low blows,…

Comment by Cap'n Crunch on 11-11-2012

I love thses kinds of fights that show true heart and Grit, i love this sport. Nice clash of styles.

Comment by J-Smooth on 11-11-2012

what a fight just saw it now and damn mares is one determined sob...dude fought the perfect fight against a slick boxer...good fight

Comment by SplitSecond on 11-11-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12686939]I officially hate Abner Mares. He is the dirtiest fighter in the entire sport, constant low blows and kidney punches and full on charges with his head, and his opponents are the ones who are penalized. I cannot stand this,…

Comment by Cállate! on 11-11-2012

moreno ran all night

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