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.