Undefeated Abner Mares put on an impressive performance on Saturday night, securing the vacant WBC super bantamweight title with his unanimous decision over Eric Morel.
From start to finish, the 36-year-old Morel simply didn't have the workrate and energy to keep up with the younger Mares, who proved to be the faster, more durable boxer.
Abner Mares talks about his journey from Mexico to sharing an apartment with his mum, six brothers and sisters and extended family, to becoming a world champion and being able to provide for his own family. Mares takes on Eric Morel on Saturday night for the WBC super-bantamweight title, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
Unbeaten former bantamweight world champion Abner Mares opened up his gym to the media as he prepares to step up to challenge for the vacant WBC super-bantamweight strap against two-time world champ Eric Morel.
The fighters square off on April 21 in Texas and Mares who represented Mexico at the Olympics said the Latin rivalry between himself and his Puerto Rican opponent was not factor for him.
BoxNation has announced a long-term output deal with top US boxing promoter Golden Boy Promotions, commencing on April 21 with a double world-title show.
The show will feature Abner Mares facing Erik Morel for the vacant WBC super-bantamweight title and Anselmo Moreno and David De La Mora battling it out for WBA bantamweight super title.
The Londoner appeared to shade the bout against the towering Helenius - regarded by some as the best heavyweight outside of the Klitschko brothers - by staying the busier of the two.
Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko go over the low blows and poor refereeing that marred their first meeting back in August for the last time, putting any lingering issues to bed before their rematch this weekend...
Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko return to the ring on December 3 to finish what they started back in August when numerous low blows and poor refereeing brought about an unsatisfactory ending to their Batamweight Tournament Final clash.
‘It's going to be a great fight on December 3 and I'm excited to get back in the ring and show the world what I can do,’ said Mares. ‘Getting in the ring with Agbeko again gives me nothing but experience.