|What Abner Mares, Anselmo Moreno, Alfredo Angulo, Oscar De La Hoya had to say at SHOWTIME Boxing Event
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Oct 3, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2012) – Oscar De La Hoya formally announced
yesterday at ESPN Zone L.A. Live that undefeated Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., would defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship against WBA
Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KO’s), of Panama City, Panama, in the
main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING on Saturday, Nov. 10, at STAPLES Center live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT,
delayed on the West Coast).
In other televised fights, exciting,
hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfred
Angulo (20-2, 17 KO’s), of Los Angeles by way of
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will make his highly anticipated return in
his initial start under trainer Virgil
Hunter and first fight in a year against Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KO’s) of
Edinburg, Texas. Undefeated IBF Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12 KO’s), of
Lincoln Heights, Calif., who is coming off an eye-opening fifth-round TKO win
over former world champ Eric Morel,
will make his second defense against an opponent to be determined. A fourth bout will be announced
Tickets, priced at $200,
$100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on
sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800)
745-3000 or at the STAPLES Center Box Office.
Mares vs. Moreno is a 12-round battle for Mares’ WBC Super
Bantamweight World Championship promoted by Golden Boy Promotions taking place
on November 10 at STAPLES
Center in Los Angeles . The event is sponsored by Corona and AT&T and
will be televised live on SHOWTIME.
What Mares, Moreno , Santa
Cruz , Angulo and De La Hoya said
“It’s an honor to be headlining at
Center , but
I really don’t think about it. I’m
just excited to be fighting a guy like Chemito, who people say is a
pound-for-pound fighter, which he is. The fans have been asking for a fight like this for a long time. I think they’re happy that it is going
“I’m also excited for my hometown fans
and friends, who’ll get the chance to see this fight live, but I know I can’t
get caught up with stuff like that. This is a big fight for me, for both of us, and a great opportunity to
showcase my talents.
“Chemito hasn’t lost in 10 years. He is a very difficult fighter, very
talented, a technical, defensive fighter who knows his way around a ring. This is a tremendously hard fight for
me, but one I wanted. I’ve been
training very hard.
“I don’t want people to like me; I want
them to respect me. I want to fight
the best. The big winners on Nov. 10 will be the
“I’d like to thank everyone responsible
for making it happen. I look forward to defending my title and giving it all I
“After I beat Vic Darchinyan (Dec. 3, 2011, on
SHOWTIME), I made a challenge to all the top fighters at 118 and 122. I got this offer and I took it. I am moving up to 122 pounds because
that’s where the money and the big names are.
“I wanted a challenge at 122 pounds and
this is a big one. This is a great
opportunity. Abner Mares is a great
champion. I’m looking forward to
Nov. 10 and fighting a fellow champion of the world.
“After this fight I will sit down with
my team to see what I want to do next – whether I want to stay at 122 or move
back down to 118.”
“I think people really started noticing
me after my last fight against Morel (Sept. 15). I go places now and people recognize me
more than ever before.
“It’s great to be fighting again so soon
and I thank everyone involved for keeping me busy. I’ve been training really hard, and I
think I’m getting better with each fight. It doesn’t matter who I fight because I train the same for all of them
and will never underestimate any opponent.
“This will be my first fight at STAPLES
so it is very exciting for me. I
hope a lot of people come out.”
“I really want to thank my lawyers,
everybody really, who helped clear up all my visa issues so that I could fight
again. Without them, there is no way I would be in L.A. today and getting
ready for a fight.
“I also want to thank Golden Boy and
SHOWTIME. I’m working now with
Virgil Hunter and will be very prepared to go at it on Nov.
“It’s really great to be back in
business, doing what I really want to do.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
“I’m extremely proud to put this type of
show together for the fans. We have
a tremendous card once again, a quadruple-header that is showcasing some of the
best fighters in the world. Whether
you are at STAPLES
Center on Nov. 10 or
watching on SHOWTIME, this will be an exciting night of
“I’d like to thank everyone responsible
for making this event a reality, especially those at STAPLES Center and Stephen Espinoza of
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