Al Bernstein of Showtime Sports runs down last night's action from the Staples Center with these video highlights featuring Mares vs Moreno, Santa Cruz vs Zaleta, and Alfredo Angulo's comeback knockout win.
Al Bernstein, Showtime Sports
"From the opening bell, Abner Mares attacked Anselmo Moreno, trying to bully the clever boxer and take him off his game. And it worked for the most part early in this fight, over the initial rounds. And then in round five, Mares' power came to life. Good body punching and then some excellent straight right hands would send Moreno to the canvas for the first time in Moreno's career as either an amateur or a pro.
"Moreno had some good moments in the middle rounds, but then in round 11, a point was deducted from Moreno after several warnings for pulling the head down of Abner Mares.
"And so Abner Mares retains his super bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno."
Bad Left Hook's Weekend Boxing Recaps
Abner Mares UD-12 Anselmo Moreno
Leo Santa Cruz TKO-9 Victor Zaleta
Alfredo Angulo TKO-1 Raul Casarez
Antonio Orozco KO-6 Danny Escobar
Nathan Cleverly TKO-8 Shawn Hawk
Vanes Martirosyan TD-9 Erislandy Lara
Mikey Garcia TKO-8 Jonathan Barros
Wladimir Klitschko UD-12 Mariusz Wach
Robert Helenius UD-10 Sherman Williams
Gary Russell Jr KO-3 Roberto Castaneda
Pro debuts: Terrell Gausha, Marcus Browne, Rau'Shee Warren, Dominic Breazeale, Errol Spence
Chris John UD-12 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo
Daud Yordan UD-12 Choi Tseveenpurev
Paul Butler KO-1 John Donnelly
Ovill McKenzie TKO-2 Enzo Maccarinelli