On the top of the bill in LA Mexican Abner Mares, 26, will defend his WBC super-bantamweight crown against Anselmo Moreno, 27, of Panama. As amateur, Mares won World Youth (under 18) Championships in 2002 and represented his country on the 2004 Athens Olympics. As the pro, Abner beat big-named Armenian, Vic Darchinyan in 2010, for the WBC Silver belt at bantamweight, twice won the IBF crown, also at bantam, both times beating tough Ghanian, Joseph Agbeko, but in the last April won the current title beating on points experienced American, Eric Morel.
The challenger southpaw Anselmo Moreno doesn't receive any big success as amateur, but is seasoned as pro. He has 11 WBA bantamweight belts and victories over number of big names. Two times each he beat Ukrainian Wladimir Sydorenko and Nehomar Cermeno from Venezuela. Also, amongst Moreno's upset fighters are such a former champions as Iranian Mahyar Monshipour, Venezuelan Lorenzo Parra and the same as Mares, Anselmo also beat Darchinyan. This fight is going to be very intriguing, because both opponents has very different styles- always aggressive attacking Mares and dancing counter-puncher Moreno.
The Mexican Leo Santa Cruz, 24, for the 3-rd time will defend his IBF bantamweight belt, which he earned in the last June, beating by points Vusi Malinga of SAR. Just two month ago, Leo defended his title for the first time, but Saturday he is going to face his compatriot, Victor Zaleta. Zaleta, so far, fought twice for the continental titles, losing both times, but in 2011 Victor fought for the WBO super-flyweight belt, and lost on points to Argentinian Omar Narvaez. It is very possible that the fight will go all scheduled 12 rounds, because both fighters has 55 an 50 percent knockout statistics respectively.
The Welshman, Nathan Cleverly, 25, will make his debut on the American ring. Nathan will defend his WBO light-heavyweight title for the third time. On May, 2011, the Welshman won the belt defeating former Polish Olympian, Aleksiy Kuziemski in 4-th. Later on there were two defenses. For the Saturday fight, the opponent American native Indian, Shawn Hawk, 28, took the fight in the very short term, only one week, so, to predict something is a really hard one. Hawk had only two domestic title fights before, in which he lost both. Cleverly is unbeaten in his 24 fights.
In Hamburg, the undisputed heavyweight WBA Super, IBF and WBO champion, Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, 36, first in his carrier will fight against the opponent, who is bigger than he. 202 cm high Pole, Mariusz Wach, who currently lives in New Jersey, US, started to box only at the age of 20 and didn't has any success as amateur. Klitschko himself is 198 cm of height and right now he has 31 champion belts, but the current title Wladimir is carrying since 2006. We don't know much about the Pole's opportunities, but seems like he is not the fastest guy in the heavyweight division, with less than 50 percent knockout statistics on such a huge size. To be honest, it is hardly to believe that Wladimir would choose for himself too tough opponent...