Mares 119.5 – Morel 120!

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The boxers who will compete in an eagerly awaited World Championship Doubleheader tomorrow/Saturday, April 21, live on SHOWTIME® (9:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), made weight Friday on their first attempts at The Garden restaurant in El Paso, Texas.

In the 12-round main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, undefeated former World Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares will face former Two-Time World Champion Eric Morel for the vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Championship from UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso.

In a second 12-rounder, WBA Bantamweight Super World Champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno will make his 10th defense when he meets David “Morita” de la Mora in the opening bout on the telecast.

Weights: Mares weighed 119 1/2 pounds, Morel 120; Moreno and de la Mora each tipped the scale at 117 1/2 pounds.

Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75 and $150, are available at the UTEP Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased online at For more information, please call: (915) 747-5234.

Reminder: Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME Extreme beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT.


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