Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/13/14

LOS ANGELES, California- AUGUST 27: Abner Mares of Hawaiian Gardens, California throws a left hand against opponent Carlos Fulgencio of Santo Domingo, DR on August 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Mares defeated Fugencio by knockout. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
Abner Mares moves up to 122 on April 21 to face Eric Morel for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title. First of all, why is Toshiaki Nishioka all of a sudden no longer WBC champ at this weight? Details are sketchy, but here we have Mares-Morel for that belt. Whatever. Mares is the unbeaten winner of the Showtime Bantamweight Tournament and one of the hotter fighters at 118-122. Morel has managed to land this spot through attrition, as he is riding an 11-fight unbeaten streak since his release from prison. It is worth noting that this fight is in Texas, where they haven’t managed to get anything right lately. So we can break down this fight, but if the carnival atmosphere of boxing continues in the Longhorn State, it could all be for naught. Let’s hope we get a decisive result and not another Texas Special along the lines of what we’ve recently seen. Date: April 21, 2012 Site: Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas Title: Vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title Record and Vital Stat...
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