Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Leo Santa Cruz and Alfredo Angulo Notch KO Wins Abner Mares defended his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory in the main event of Saturday’s Showtime telecast in front of 6,341 of his hometown fans at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Referee Raul Caiz Jr., immediately had his hands full in the wildly entertaining opening round that saw Moreno touch the canvas from a push. The pace was set for the sensational scrap. While both champions were warned for fouls multiple times throughout and Mares knocked down Moreno for the first time in his career, the main event was closer than the official scores of 116-110 (twice) and 120-106 indicated. Mares vs. Moreno Photos Mares vs. Moreno Video Recap The overhand right of Mares (25-0-1, 13 KO’s) was the difference in the fight, as he went the distance for sixth consecutive fight and handed Moreno, who still holds the WBA Bantamweight belt, his first loss in 27 fights. “There was a moment wher...
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