Abner Mores is confident he will end the winning streak of Anselmo Moreno
Last Updated: 08/11/12 4:22pm
Mares (L) and Moreno size each other up (Image Esther Lin/BoxingScene/Showtime)
Abner Mares puts his unbeaten record on the line in a mouth-watering title defence against Anselmo Moreno on Saturday night.
The California-based Mexican, who has been guided from the start of his career by Golden Boy Promotions, will make the first defence of the WBC super-bantamweight crown.
Both he and Moreno - who is on a 27-fight winning streak - won titles at bantamweight and it was inevitable the pair would eventually meet.
Topping a bill in LA that includes Nathan Cleverly's world title defence against Shawn Hawk, Mares believes he has the tools to take apart Moreno's patient, southpaw style.
"I definitely saw myself fighting him," said the 26-year-old. "People were asking for this fight and I can't wait to give the people what they want.
"He's a really technical, elusive fighter (but) he hasn't fought anyone like me. He hasn't fought my style, I'm just going to go in there and figure him out really.
"I think with Anselmo it's just a matter of getting him out of his game plan and making it a really uncomfortable fight for him.
"I can't wait to get in the ring."
On the same bill, Leo Santa Cruz will defend his IBF bantamweight belt against Victor Zaleta - the 24-year-old's third title fight in five months.