Abner Mares Beats Anselmo Moreno by UD and Calls out Nonito Donaire

King JSenior Writer INovember 9, 2012

Team Mares in Lakers colors. Photo courtesy of Abner Mares
Team Mares in Lakers colors. Photo courtesy of Abner Mares

On Saturday Nov. 10, the world-famous Staples Center in Los Angeles will host WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Abner Mares vs. WBA Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo Moreno.

Although the event will be televised live on SHOWTIME, Bleacher Report will be blogging live from the media section.



Friday afternoon was the weigh-in for the Mares vs. Moreno card and undercard fights. All fighters made weight on their first attempt.

The highly anticipated return of the exciting knockout powerhouse Alfredo "El Perro" Angulo surprised and even shocked some fans and media in attendance as he looked totally different from his usual short fade buzz cut hairstyle coming to the stage sporting what looked like a 70s Charles Manson hairstyle.

Angulo, however, looked fit as can be weighing in at 154 lbs on the dot.

His opponent, Raul Casarez, came in at 153.8 lbs, and there were some boos from the crowd for this Texas fighter.

Raul had some pretty unique hair style as well with some tiger stripes shaved/colored into his head because he goes by the moniker "Tiger."

Both were all business during their stare down.

It is interesting to note that El Perro weighed in at 154 lbs on the dot with a long 70s hair style, which probably indicates that with his normal buzz cut he would probably truly weigh about at least two or three pounds less.

Perro also told the media that he will braid his long hair and then cut it all off and donate it to charities that provide hair to children with cancer.

In the co-main event Victor Zaleta, 117 lbs, and bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, 117.6 lbs, both made weight easily and were friendly even, shaking hands and smiling at one another during the faceoff.

Finally, in the main event Team Mares showed up to Staples Center wearing customized gear in the colors and style of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Obviously, the local crowd favorite Mares received the loudest cheers at the weigh-in in comparison to Moreno having very little fan support and even getting booed as soon as he arrived on stage.

Mares weighed in at 121.8 lbs.

Moreno weighed in at 120.8 lbs.

Both were all business as they did their faceoff. Moreno was seen instantly drinking fluids trying to rehydrate his body.

Caron Butler of the L.A. Clippers, which is also the other home team to Staples Center, was on stage posing for pictures between the fighters.

I have been texting Abner and emailing him all week, but it seems he is fully focused on the fight and not taking any interviews at this time.

Abner's manager tells me, after the weigh-in he is eating pasta and loading up on carbs and relaxing at his home playing Xbox.

Check back to this live blog as I will be updating it with live from the Staples Center Saturday night.

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