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Eric Morel Says Abner Mares Bout Will Be Tough For Both

By Rey Colon

Puerto Rico's Eric Morel, the former 112-pound champion of the WBA, is very excited about his upcoming fight on April 21 in Cancun, Mexico - when he faces undefeated Mexican fighter Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13KOs), who owns the WBC's silver belt at bantamweight.

Morel, 36-years-old, suffered his last defeat in 2005 to Martin Castillo. After a three-year layoff due to legal issues, Morel returned to boxing in full force and won his last eleven fights - including wins over Heriberto Ruiz and Gerry Penalosa. Mares, 26-years-old, was the overall victor in Showtime's bantamweight tournament, defeating Vic Darchinyan and Joseph Agbeko.

Morel expects a very tough fight for both boxers.

"[The fight] will be in Cancun. It will be a really hard fight for both of us. It will not be easy for either of us.....he knows this and so do I. I was waiting for this opportunity and I'll be well prepared," Morel said.

Morel (46-2, 23 KOs) will travel to Mexico a week early to acclimatise to the altitude.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 03-03-2012

I think Mares is going to KO Morel. Not a bad fight, Morel is on the top 10 ranked Bantamweights. After this though, I want to see Abner fight Moreno. That's the real test at BW.

Comment by sinca on 03-03-2012

Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation Cancún, Mexico is located at 21.1743 [latitude in decimal degrees], -86.8466 [longitude in decimal degrees] at an elevation/altitude of meters. The average elevation of Cancún, Mexico is 5 meters.

Comment by Ringlife on 03-03-2012

I don't think so Mares is going to knockout Morel He's going to have more power in his punches at 122. He used to fight at that weight a while back.

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