(Photo: Showtime) LOS ANGELES (Nov. 10, 2012) – Abner Mares defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight World Title with a 12-round unanimous decision victory in the main event of Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast in front of 6,341 of his hometown fans at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Some of LA’s finest, including Jack Nicholson, Metta World Peace, Caron Butler and Mickey Rourke were in attendance to witness a SHOWTIME tripleheader that showcased two crushing knockouts and a bruising, back-and-forth main event that featured a clash of styles that produced fireworks.
Referee Raul Caiz Jr., immediately had his hands full in the wildly entertaining opening round that saw Moreno touch the canvas from a push. The pace was set for the sensational scrap. While both champions were warned for fouls multiple times throughout and Mares knocked down Moreno for the first time in his career, the main event was closer than the official scores of 116-110 (twice) and 120-106 indicated. Continue reading
Nathan Cleverly defends WBO 175 lb title against Shawn Hawk on Showtime Extreme on Saturday; WBC News
LOS ANGELES (November 7) – One of Europe’s top stars, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Light Heavyweight World Champion Nathan Cleverly will put his unbeaten record and world championship belt on the line against South Dakota’s Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk this Saturday night at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The 12-round world title fight will air live as part of the SHOWTIME EXTREME® broadcast along with a clash between junior welterweight prospects Antonio Orozco and Danny Escobar before the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® tripleheader headlined by the WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship matchup between Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading