|“Cold War” Shuffle - Mares vs. Moreno bounced more than a Super Ball
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (Sept 7, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
The bout between WBC super
bantamweight beltholder Abner Mares and the highly regarded Anselmo Moreno has
bounced around more than a Super Ball (remember those things?). Originally, it
was scheduled to take place on October 13th at the Mandalay Bay in
Las Vegas, then switched to October 27th at the Honda Center in
Anaheim (so it wouldn't get overshadowed by the HBO card at the Home Depot Center).
According to Lance Pugmire of the L.A.
Times on Thursday afternoon, Mares-Moreno has now landed on November 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (latimes.com/-mares-angulo).
This means this little gem
of a fight could be going up against a Top Rank pay-per-view card on that same
evening in Las Vegas in what looks to be another missile lobbed in the “Cold War”-gone-nuclear
between Golden Boy and Top Rank. But to be fair, Golden Boy and Showtime had originally
planned on moving this card to November 10th but then backed off when
it looked like Manny Pacquiao would be fighting on this night. But as the “Pac-Man”
waffled more than an Eggo, Golden Boy naturally jumped on the chance to return
to the Staples Center where they have staged a number of events with varying
degrees of success. I'll say it again; yeah, it's great when there's more
quality boxing (with the emphasis on “quality”) but a match-up like
Mares-Moreno deserves as much of the spotlight as possible (as of now, Top Rank
has a bunch of TBAs vs. TBDs on this date). It has to be noted that when
Mares faced Joseph Agbeko for the second time at the Honda Center on December 3rd,
right around a thousand tickets were sold as this card was completely overshadowed
by the pay-per-view rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito at Madison
Bob Arum tells Maxboxing
that they still plan on doing a show of some sort on November 10th.
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