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Chemito Moreno Heading To 122, Not Payano Rematch

By Elisinio Castillo

Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KO) is not looking for payback with Juan Carlos Payano (16-0, 9 KO). On Friday night in Mesquite, Texas, Payano captured Moreno's WBA bantamweight title with a six round technical decision. The fight was stopped early due to a severe cut suffered by Payano in the second round from a clash of heads. Moreno was making the thirteenth defense of the title he won from Wladimir Sidorenko in 2008. The scores were 59-55 and 58-56 twice, all for Payano.

Moreno said he didn't feel good at 118-pounds and it was apparently tough for him to make the weight. The Panamanian boxer previously moved up to 122 in 2012 and lost a twelve round decision to then champion Abner Mares.

"That's boxing," Moreno said regarding his loss. "This does not end here, it's time to move up in weight to 122 pounds. We're going for another championship. I do not feel good at 118 pounds. I no excuses, I lost and now I have to move forward."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -PBP- on 09-28-2014

This was long overdue. He should have stayed after the Mares fight. He held a good account of himself and there is no shame in losing to Mares in a close, back and forth, entertaining fight. But Rigo has an…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 09-28-2014

You know what this means no fluke here Payano beat him fare, from the sounds of it.

Comment by shoog on 09-28-2014

Lol at rigondeaux vs moreno that would be like that fight scene in hero where they do the whole thing telepathically, that said I would pay to see it.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 09-27-2014

Dude has no business at 122, he's getting trashed.

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 09-27-2014

Rigondeaux vs Moreno??

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