Mares, Moreno win bouts in El Paso
El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - Abner Mares captured the vacant WBC super bantamweight title with a dominating unanimous decision over Eric Morel Saturday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center.
Mares (24-0-1, 13 KOs) won by scores of 120-107 from judge Duane Ford and 119-109 from Don Griffin and Raul Valencia. Mares, who was coming off a victory over Joseph Agbeko in December, was never in trouble in the fight.
Morel (46-3, 23 KOs) suffered his first loss since March 2005 against Martin Castillo.
Also on the card, Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KOs) won the WBA super bantamweight belt with a ninth-round technical knockout of David de la Mora (24-2, 17 KOs). It was the 10th successful defense of Moreno's title, who was ahead comfortably at the time of the stoppage. There were also knockdowns for Moreno in the second and sixth rounds.
04/22 00:12:12 ET