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Mares: Winner of Agbeko Fight Should Be The Best

By Rick Reeno

WBC silver bantamweight champion Abner Mares fully believes that his fight with IBF champion Joseph Agbeko, scheduled for Saturday at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will set the winner down as the best fighter in his division. Agbeko-Mares is the final fight in Showtime's bantamweight tournament. Participants Vic Darchinyan and Yonnhy Perez were eliminated and other boxers like Nonito Donaire, Fernando Montiel and Hozumi Hasegawa were not interested in participating.

"This tournament was made to set the winner [of the tournament] as the number one. I know some of fighters didn't participate because of their promoters and other reasons. I think the winner should be the best," Mares told BoxingScene.com.

The fighter most experts consider as the top dog at bantamweight is WBO/WBC champion Nonito Donaire.

"He is a big target. Nonito is a great fighter. But right now, this fight [with Agbeko] is the toughest fight of my life. This fight will set everything else, but I would love to do that fight [with Doniare]," Mares said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -Hyperion- on 08-11-2011

umm, no abner, Nonito is the best until proven otherwise...

Comment by intoccabile on 08-11-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10972293]no im basin it on accomplishmenst and based on it mares does'nt have the right to have that claim ..he does'nt...who has he beaten convincingly really?... name you?....i think agbecko beats him, i think darch already beat him(toss up fight)....i…

Comment by puga on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=Picazo;10971901]are you really using the shotty rankings to back your claim, name a bantam weight that could possibly beats Mares excluding Donaire?? none. Donaire vs Mares imo is the best at the weight and yes that includes an overrated Montiel.…

Comment by intoccabile on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=mrlopez;10971441]Ok let me rephrase that, until the winner of the tourney and Donaire fight, then he'll be the best in the division....Agbeko got beat by perez who got mopped by darch who got ktfo by Donaire....i dont like triangle theories…

Comment by Picazo on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10971798]you forgot mthlane who is the current flw champ right now....mares has'nt really done anyhting to warrant him that claim...the bw tourney is not btween the bests, it's between the 4rth to 7th best.... and on paper tha winner between…

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