Abner Mares Puts On A Clinic To Win IBF Bantamweight Belt

ANAHEIM, Calif.– In the first defense of his International Boxing Federation bantamweight world title, Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) left little doubt this time that he is still the IBF king at 118 pounds with an electrifying unanimous decision over Joseph King Kong Agbeko (28-4, 22 KOs) in the main event Saturday night on SHOWTIME®.

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Mares, of Hawaiian Gardens , Calif. , by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, also took home the World Boxing Council Silver bantamweight belt with scores of 118-110 on all three judges’ scorecards in the 12-round rematch of their controversial August fight which Mares won by majority decision in Las Vegas.


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Abner Mares: “I’m Going To Prove Why I’m The Champion Come Dec. 3.”




Tickets Are On Sale NOW at all Ticketmaster Locations

Dec. 3, 2011, at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., LIVE on SHOWTIME


IBF & WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares (Left) and former Two-Time IBF Bantamweight World Champion Joseph Agbeko (Right) pose on October 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the press conference to officially announce their highly anticipated December 3, 2011 rematch at Honda Center in Anaheim, California which will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing.

Photo Credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions 


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2011) – IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Maresand former two-time IBF Bantamweight World Champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko were the principals at a widely attended press conference Saturday to officially announce their highly anticipated rematch set for Saturday, Dec. 3 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., which will be televised LIVE on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.


In the co-featured bout, WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno will defend his title against former Two-Division World Champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan. The doubleheader is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, Don King Productions and Gary Shaw Productions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The doubleheader will be televised live on SHOWTIME® beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).


Tickets for Mares vs. Agbeko II, priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25, are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and via charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.  Tickets will be available for sale at the Honda Center Box Office beginning Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT.


Here’s what those involved had to say on Saturday:


Abner Mares:

I’m really happy and ready to fight on Dec. 3. Right after the first fight I was asked if I had a problem with a rematch – I said ‘no.’


“I want to fight him again because he deserves it. He’s a great champion. If this is what the people want we’ll give it to them.


“I’m going to prove why I’m the champion come Dec. 3. I’m going to go for a knockout. Last time I prepared for 12 rounds, but this time I have something to prove. I want to prove that I am the champion. I want to knock him out. “


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