Abner Mares, Eric Morel and Anselmo Moreno participated in a media conference call on Friday to discuss their fights on the upcoming Showtime Boxing telecast on Saturday, April 21, which will be broadcast live from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
Unbeaten former Bantamweight World Champion Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, will return to the 122-pound division for the first time since 2006 to face former Two-Time World Champion Eric “Little Hands of Steel” Morel (46-2, 23 KO’s), of Madison, Wis. by way of San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight World Championship in the 12-round main event.
Here’s what the fighters had to say on Friday:
Do you consider yourself the best bantamweight in the world?
MORENO: “I wouldn’t consider myself the best, but I am considered one of the best and I’m training and working hard to become the best. Right now I want work hard and ...