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Mares vs Moreno: Press conference quotes, official announcement of Nov. 10 Showtime card

Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno met up today in Los Angeles to announce their November 10 Showtime main event at the Staples Center, with Alfredo Angulo and Leo Santa Cruz also discussing their undercard bouts.

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Abner Mares

"I feel faster and stronger at 122 pounds and now that I'm used to this weight class, I'm going to be more dangerous than ever for anyone who steps in the ring with me.

"I love this fight with Moreno. I've got a lot of respect for him, but I know I'll get the win on November 10 with the help of my hometown fans in Los Angeles."

Anselmo Moreno

"I'd like to thank Mares for taking this fight as this is the type of moment every fighter waits for and dreams about. I'm ready to show the world what I can do. I promise my fans that I will put on a great show like always and leave the ring with the belt."


Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions

"You always hear boxers saying that they want to fight the best competition. Mares and Moreno are not just talking the talk, they are walking the walk. These two are the best of the best and to see them in the ring together on November 10 is going to be a special night for the sport.

"We are continuing our promise to put on the best fight cards top to bottom and with Mares-Moreno, bantamweight champ Leo Santa Cruz defending his title and the highly anticipated return of Alfredo Angulo in a brawl against Raul Casarez, fans will be on their feet cheering all night long."

Lee Zeidman, Staples Center

"Staples Center is incredibly excited to host this much anticipated fight between Mares and Moreno. Los Angeles is home to true boxing fans and this fight will definitely be one they will not want to miss."

Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports

"This fall, with world-class championship fights from marquee venues around the country, we have assembled perhaps the strongest Showtime Championship Boxing run in our 25 year history.

"With upcoming fights at the Barclay's Center and Madison Square Garden, this telecast from Staples Center solidifies the network's commitment to premiere boxing. Abner Mares has come of age on this network as he has consistently challenged himself against the toughest men in his division. November 10 will be no different, as Abner takes on one of the most skilled fighters in boxing, the current bantamweight world champion, Anselmo Moreno. I expect an explosive fight to cap off yet another big night of fights on Showtime."

Leo Santa Cruz

"I'm looking forward to defending my title in front of my hometown fans. It's always very motivating to have my friends and family support me and I'm excited for November 10."

Alfredo Angulo

"It's very exciting to have my comeback fight in my second home of Los Angeles. I have been working really hard to give the fans a good show like they are used to because I am here thanks to their support. ‘El Perro' is back!"

Raul Casarez

"This is the opportunity I have been looking for and I will train hard to make the best of it."

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