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Chemito Moreno: My Hunger Will Overcome Abner Mares

By Keith Idec

Anselmo Moreno is 11-0 in world title fights and hasn’t lost in 10 years.

Abner Mares is impressed with Moreno’s resume and ability, but the unbeaten WBC super bantamweight champion reminded reporters on a conference call to promote their 12-round fight Saturday night that Moreno hasn’t encountered anyone as formidable as him during his impressive run. Panama’s Moreno welcomes the challenge the rugged body puncher will provide in the main event of a Showtime tripleheader (10 p.m. EST) from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“I think that Abner’s style, he’s a classic Mexican warrior that’s going to come to battle,” Moreno, 27, said through an interpreter. “That’s the style that he has. My style is no secret. I like to hit and not get hit. But I feel that I’m very, very confident in my conditioning, that I’m going to be able to overcome anything. I’m very anxious and hungry for this fight and that’s what’s going to lift me to victory.”

The left-handed Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KOs) will try to keep his distance from Mares (24-0-1, 13 KOs), who’ll try to walk down a defensive-minded, intelligent opponent and make this a rough, physical fight. He realizes, though, that Moreno’s “different kind of style” will present plenty of problems as he attempts to win a fifth straight fight since he settled for a 12-round majority draw with Yonnhy Perez in May 2010.

“He is a really technical fighter, a counter-puncher, all that,” Mares, 25, said. “I just have to go in there and make it a difficult fight for him. Not make it an easy fight, a comfortable fight, meaning staying at his distance, giving him the chance to just counter me or do whatever he wants from his distance.

“I’ve got to be up close and I’ve just got to make it my fight. If I have to make it an ugly fight, so be it. But as long as it’s my fight and he gets uncomfortable in it.”

Moreno’s comfort level at 122 pounds shouldn’t be an issue. He technically has fought over the 118-pound bantamweight limit four times, and although he hasn’t boxed anyone as skilled or tough as Mares in a super bantamweight bout Moreno feels strong at this new weight.

“I feel very good at 122,” said Moreno, who stopped Mexico’s David De La Mora (24-3, 17 KOs) in the ninth round of his last fight, April 21 in El Paso, Texas. “I feel very strong, very fast. … And as far as staying at 122, it really depends on the outcome of the fight. I’ll see how it goes in the fight and I’ll make a determination with my wife and manager, and we’ll go from there.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by el_mas_chingon on 11-08-2012

[QUOTE=-SWIFT-;12675265]I don't give **** about you or the chumps from Mexico!:booty:[/QUOTE] LMAO That's exactly how I feel about all the BUMS and Bullsheit prospects from Puelto Lico

Comment by Ringlife on 11-08-2012

Mares vs Moreno thanks Showtime and GBP for putting this fight together. It's two of boxing young fighters going at it I can't wait for saturday night.

Comment by JrRod on 11-07-2012

This is a bad fight for Mares. But then again Golden Boy is never afraid to put their fighters in tough fights. Hope I'm wrong, but I see Moreno winning an ugly UD.

Comment by wizard king on 11-07-2012

It's all about the foot work and if mares can match Moreno footwork then moreno is getting koed in 9rds

Comment by IronDanHamza on 11-07-2012

[QUOTE=gingerbreadman;12675489]Nah, I guessed yours was Mayweather tbh. Froch is my fave active, behind Hagler in terms of any fighter ever. Always the Marvelous one. Halger's blue trunks shade Moreno's too.[/QUOTE] Not a big fan of Froch but I have huge…

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