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Weigh-in: Mares-Morel, Moreno-De La Mora

The boxers who will compete in an eagerly awaited World Championship Doubleheader tomorrow/Saturday, April 21, live on SHOWTIME® (9:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), made weight Friday on their first attempts at The Garden restaurant in El Paso, Texas.

In the 12-round main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, undefeated former World Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares will face former Two-Time World Champion Eric Morel for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight Championship from UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso.

In a second 12-rounder, World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno will make his 10th defense when he meets David "Morita" de la Mora in the opening bout on the telecast.

Weights: Mares weighed 119 1/2 pounds, Morel 120; Moreno and de la Mora each tipped the scale at 117 1/2 pounds.

Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75 and $150, are available at the UTEP Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please call: (915) 747-5234.

Reminder: Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME Extreme beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Article posted on 21.04.2012



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