All six fighters squaring off in Saturday’s tripleheader at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles participated in a final press conference on Wednesday to discuss Their respective battles.
The triple header will be broadcast LIVE on Showtime Championship Boxing at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
In a battle of world champions, Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KO’s), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., will risk his WBC Super Bantamweight Title against WBA Bantamweight Super Champion Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KO’s), of Panama City, Panama, in the main event.
Unbeaten IBF Bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12 KO’s), of Los Angeles, will defend against Victor Zaleta (20-2-1, 10 KO’s), of El Paso, Texas, in the co-feature, while hard-hitting light middleweight contender Alfred Angulo (20-1, 17 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Mexicali, Mexico, and the upset-minded contender Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KO’s), of Edinburg, Texas, will clash in the opening match.
Also featured will be WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly (24-0, 11 KO’s), of Cfen Fforest, Wales, defending his title against Shawn Hawk (22-2-1, 16 KO’s), of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Below is what all the participants had to say on Wednesday
OSCAR DE LA HOYA (Promoter):
“We don’t just want to put on a main event; we want to stack our cards from top to bottom. That’s what boxing should be and that’s what boxing is all about. We have great prospects and world champions fighting together on one night.
“Moreno is stepping up to fight the best to be the best in the 122 pound division. That just shows you what type of fighter Moreno is.
“One thing we’re most proud of at Golden Boy is that Abner is the first world champion that we’ve brought up from the beginning. Fans have the opportunity to see him fight here in his home. Fans love him for his fan-friendly style. People keep saying, it’s tough fight – well, it’s a fight. The best fighting the best. That’s what you’ll see Saturday night.”
“I’m ready for Saturday. I’m ready to give you guys another great fight. My team has done a tremendous job with me.
“SHOWTIME has really gotten my name out there. Now fans know I come to fight. I leave everything in the ring and they now know I don’t leave the ring without giving them everything they paid for.
“I came to this country when I was seven years old and to see me fighting at STAPLES throws me off a bit. I will not disappoint on November 10th. I’ll give you guys the fight of the year.”