Tonight's Showtime double-header in the bantamweight division goes head-to-head with the Cotto vs Margarito II pay-per-view from HBO, but this is a fantastic show in its own right, with a couple of great matchups and a main event rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko that has plenty of its own past controversy, although it took these guys about four months instead of three years to come together again. In the co-feature, Vic Darchinyan looks to finally pick up his first major title at 118 pounds, facing Anselmo Moreno.
Here's how you can watch tonight:
Fight time: 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: Honda Center - Anaheim, California
TV channel: Showtime (United States), Premier Sports (United Kingdom), Super Channel (Canada)
Odds: Mares is a very, very slight favorite to get the win again over Agbeko. One book has both of them installed at -115. In the co-feature, title challenger Darchinyan is favored at around -200, with Moreno around +190.
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