Oscar De La Hoya formally announced yesterday at ESPN Zone L.A. Live that undefeated Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., would defend his WBC Super Bantamweight Championship against WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KO’s), of Panama City, Panama.
The bout is the main event on Showtime Championship Boxing on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Staples Center live on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast.
In other televised fights, exciting, hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfred Angulo (20-2, 17 KO’s), of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will make his highly anticipated return in his initial start under trainer Virgil Hunter and first fight in a year against Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KO’s) of Edinburg, Texas.
Undefeated IBF Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12 KO’s), of Lincoln Heights, Calif., who is coming off an eye-opening fifth-round TKO win over former world champ Eric Morel, will make his second defense against an opponent to be determined. A fourth bout will be announced soon.
Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com , by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the Staples Center Box Office.
Mares vs. Moreno is a 12-round battle for Mares’ WBC Super Bantamweight Championship promoted by Golden Boy Promotions taking place on November 10 at Staples Center in Los Angeles . The event is sponsored by Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on Showtime.