Here's the Showtime Sports recap of last night's exciting bantamweight double-header from Anaheim. If you still haven't seen these two fights, make it a priority to do so. The main event was very good, and the co-feature introduced U.S. TV viewers to Anselmo Moreno, who pretty much smoked Vic Darchinyan last night and made himself a very interesting potential opponent for Mares.
On the topic of Moreno, I actually expected he'd beat Darchinyan, because while Vic is still a good fighter, he's aging, he's predictable, and his punch hasn't really carried up to 118, which means that I generally chuckle when he talks about fighting at 122 or even 126.
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But he really dominated that fight. He made Darchinyan look second rate. If anything, Moreno is just getting better. This guy's only 26 years old, and already in his career he's gone to Germany to lift a title from Wladimir Sidorenko, then went back and successfully defended it in a rematch, has two road title defenses in France, beat Nehomar Cermeno in Venezuela before beating him in Panama (Moreno's home country), and put some stank on it last night beating Vic and making him look the fool at various points.
As for the main event, it was a really good fight, and in my view Mares clearly won. Agbeko complained after the fight, but he lost.