Last night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, Golden Boy Promotions' two best 118 pounders, IBF and WBC Silver Champion Abner Mares and WBA Super Champion Anselmo Moreno, were on display and gave their respective opponents a lesson in boxing.
Like many great fights that leave blood thirsty boxing fans clamoring for more, this incredible weekend of pugilism will feature three great re-matches that are sure to exceed, or at least match, fight-fan expectation...or will they?
In most popular sports, there are defined boundaries which separate what is considered to be fair or foul in the field of play.
After a number of recent high profile fights were upstaged by some questionable judging decisions, it was the turn of the referee to detract from the main event last night as the Showtime Bantamweight tournament final and IBF World Title Fight between Joseph Agbeko & Abner Mares from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada last night ended in controversy.
In an entertaining bout, unbeaten Abner Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) dethroned IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko (28-3, 22 KOs) via a controversial majority decision Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
This Saturday night, August 13th live on Showtime, IBF Bantamweight Champion Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) makes his return to the ring when he faces undefeated WBC Silver 118 pound title holder Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) in "The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All".