|Abner Mares vs. Anselmo Moreno Final Boxing Card Quotes|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 8, 2012)
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 7, 2012) - All six fighters squaring off in Saturday's tripleheader at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles participated in a final press conference on Wednesday to discuss the highly anticipated SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
In a battle of world champions, Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KO's), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., will risk his WBC Super
Bantamweight World Title against WBA Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KO's), of Panama City, Panama, in the main event. Unbeaten IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12 KO's), of Los Angeles, will defend against Victor Zaleta (20-2-1, 10 KO's), of El Paso, Texas, in the co-feature, while hard-hitting junior middleweight contender Alfred Angulo (20-1, 17 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Mexico, and the upset-minded junior middleweight contender Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KO's), of Edinburg, Texas, will clash in the telecast's opening match.
Also featured as part of the SHOWTIME Extreme broadcast, live at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast), will be WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Nathan Cleverly (24-0, 11 KO's), of Cfen Fforest, Wales, defending his title against light heavyweight contender Shawn Hawk (22-2-1, 16 KO's), of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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 and at the STAPLES Center Box Office.
The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. Doors open at2:30p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 2:35 p.m.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA:
don't just want to put on a main event; we want to stack our cards from
top to bottom. That's what boxing should be and that's what boxing is
all about. We have great prospects and world champions fighting
together on one night.
is stepping up to fight the best to be the best in the 122 pound
division. That just shows you what type of fighter Moreno is.
thing we're most proud of at Golden Boy is that Abner is the first
world champion that we've brought up from the beginning. Fans have the
opportunity to see him fight here in his home. Fans love him for his
fan-friendly style. People keep saying, it's tough fight - well, it's a
fight. The best fighting the best. That's what you'll see Saturday
"I'm ready for Saturday. I'm ready to give you guys another great fight. My team has done a tremendous job with me.
has really gotten my name out there. Now fans know I come to fight. I
leave everything in the ring and they now know I don't leave the ring
without giving them everything they paid for.
came to this country when I was seven years old and to see me fighting
at STAPLES throws me off a bit. I will not disappoint on November 10th. I'll give you guys the fight of the year."
in perfect condition for Saturday. I'm very happy that they gave me
this great opportunity to fight Mares. The only thing we're waiting for
is the weigh-in and then its fight night. He's tough and I need to
stay smart and stick to my game plan."
LEO STANTA CRUZ:
trained really hard. I dedicate this fight to my fans and the people
of Mexico. Victor is strong, he comes forward like me, so it will be a
great fight. The better man will win on Saturday night. I'm excited to
fight here in Los Angeles in front of my hometown fans. I can't wait
to get in there on Saturday night."
is my first fight here and I'm excited about the opportunity.
Hopefully, it will not be my last time here. I'm ready to face Leo
Santa Cruz on Saturday. He's a really good fighter and I know I need to
bring my best to beat him."
back in my town and it feels great. I've worked hard for this and I'm
ready to get back in the ring. This is going to be a really good fight
for the fans. I'm just grateful to get this opportunity after
everything I've been through."
excited, I'm grateful for the opportunity. I trained really hard with
my team to make the most of this night. Angulo is a great fighter and I
know he'll be ready after his long layoff. But I'm focused and need to
do my job in the ring."
is a great opportunity to come to the United States and showcase my
talent. I'm looking to make a statement and take my career to the next
level. I trained at Wild Card Gym and it's been a great experience.
I'm looking forward to showing my exciting style and making the most of
you've been watching SHOWTIME recently, you've seen an incredible run
of dramatic, exciting fights. In just the last couple of months we've
had some huge events. On September 15th, SHOWTIME brought you "Knockout Kings" - four fights on SHOWTIME, that delivered four incredible stoppages. On October 20th, SHOWTIME delivered
fight fans the first fights from the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn,
N.Y. with four world title fights on one telecast.
Saturday, I have no doubt we keep our streak of action-packed fights
alive. We have another stacked card. We have the return of "El Perro" -
Alfredo Angulo - one of the most feared fighters in the junior
middleweight division. We have rising star and world champ Leo Santa
Cruz - one of the most exciting young fighters in boxing.
for the main event, if you're a boxing fan - a real boxing fan - it
doesn't get any better than this. Abner Mares, who grew up on SHOWTIME,
is a world champion with a rare combination of toughness and skill.
Anselmo Moreno, a world champ as well, is one of the most skilled
fighters in any division."
ABOUT "MARES vs. MORENO":
vs. Moreno, a 12-round battle for Mares' WBC Super Bantamweight World
Championship taking place on November 10 at STAPLES Center in Los
Angeles, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona
and AT&T. In the co-featured attractions, Los Angeles' own Leo
"Terremoto" Santa Cruz puts his IBF Bantamweight World Championship on
the line against Victor "Nene" Zaleta and hard-hitting junior
middleweight Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo of Los Angeles by way of
Mexicali, Mexico makes his highly anticipated return against Raul
Casarez in a 12-round bout. The SHOWTIME® CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast
begins live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 8:00
p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
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 and at the STAPLES Center Box Office.
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