|Abner Mares Wins Unanimously
By Gabriel Montoya, MaxBoxing (Dec 4, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Tom Casino / SHOWTIME)
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Anaheim, CA The second time was a charm for IBF and WBC bantamweight
titleholder Abner Mares as he out boxed former IBF champ Joseph “King Kong”
Agbeko over the course of twelve round Saturday night on Showtime at the Honda
Center in Anaheim,. CA before a crowd of 4,098.
Mares took a less is more approach to the rematch, working
from the outside instead of being all out aggressive early, Mares used his
head, his feet and his jab to keep Agbeko at bay and the action controlled.
Agbeko started fast, using his jab and trying to get to the
body of mares but he could never quite get the fight into a mode he was
While some rounds were tight, Mares was clearly dictating
the pace throughout. Even a cut suffered over his left eyebrow in the second
round off an Agbeko punch could not deter Mares from fighting the way he wanted
Agbeko had his monents, particularly late as they began to
trade more and more but it was Mares who slowed things down and imposed his
The judges agreed, scoring it unanimously for Mares 118-110
across the board for Mares.
In the co-feature, Anselmo Moreno took a unanimous decision
win over Vic Darchinyan to keep his WBA belt. He judge had it 117-110, 116-111,
and 120-107 all for Moreno. Up close, it was a tighter fight than that but a
bit of a black hole of entertainment. Darchinyan spent a lot of time swinging
for the fences and missing. Moreno spent a lot fo time ducking, blocking, and
then pecking away to the body and head of Darchinyan.
In short, one guy did little. The other did less.
Norwalk junior welter Carlos Molina scored a unanimous decision
win over Manuel Leyva. It was Molina’s first ten round fight and he looked
good. He fought mostly on the inside of Leyva’s wide shots and utilized a tight
defense to get his work done. Late in the fight, he nearly stopped Leyva with a
series of hard right hands but the veteran was able to weather the storm and
keep things competitive throughout.
Omar Henry scored a technical draw in two rounds due to a
clash of heads and cut :57 into round two. His opponent, Lester Gonzalez was the
one who suffered the fight ending cut.
Sakio Bika scored a technical decision win in three after
his opponent, Alfredo Contreras could not continue due to cuts suffered from
Eric Morel scored a unanimous decision.
And Frankie Gomez got a TKO in 3 when he landed a right hand
to the temple area of James Hope and put an end to what was going to be a very
ugly fight. The time was :53.
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