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...