One of the biggest fights of 2012 is on the horizon with unbeaten WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Abner Mares defending his crown against WBA Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno on November 10 at STAPLES Center in a twelve round fight for Mares’ title which will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.
Before these two exciting stars step into the ring, FOX Deportes Classics will show you how they got to this point by replaying two epic battles with Mares vs. Vic Darchinyan on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT and Moreno vs. Darchinyan on Sunday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. ET (check your local listings for exact time due to MLB playoff schedules).
In the main event, Mares announces his arrival on the world stage with his 12 round split decision victory over Australia’s Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan from December of 2010 and, in the co-feature, Moreno shows his stuff against the “Raging Bull,” when he made his United States debut against Darchinyan in a fight from December of 2011.
A 2004 Mexican Olympian who now fights out of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., unbeaten Abner Mares entered the ring at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on December 11, 2010 determined to make his mark in the first round of SHOWTIME’s Bantamweight Tournament and he did just that against Australian superstar Vic Darchinyan, trading knockdowns with his foe before emerging victorious via 12 round split decision and eventually winning the tournament.
Nearly a year later, it was Panama native Anselmo Moreno’s turn to battle the “Raging Bull.” In another hard-fought 12 round battle, “Chemito” defended his WBA Bantamweight Super World Championship with a unanimous decision win over Darchinyan.