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                  === Mares keeps title by beating Moreno ===
 
 Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Abner Mares kept his WBC super bantamweight
 title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno Saturday night at
 Staples Center.
 
 Two  of  the judges  scored the  fight 116-110,  while the  other judge had it
 120-106.
 
 Mares  (25-0-1, 13 KOs), who was making the first defense of his belt, floored
 Moreno  (33-2-1, 12  KOs) in the fifth  round with a series of punches. It was
 the  first time  Moreno, the current WBA bantamweight champ, hit the canvas in
 his career.
 
 Moreno  was deducted a  point in the 11th round for pulling the back of Mares'
 head.
 
 On  the  undercard, Leo Santa Cruz  retained his IBF bantamweight title with a
 ninth-round  knockout of  Victor Zaleta.  Cruz  (22-0-1, 13  KOs) floored  his
 opponent  in the fourth,  seventh and ninth rounds. The last punch, a right to
 the nose, caused Zaleta (20-3-1, 10 KOs) to be counted out at the 1:42 mark of
 the round.
 
 Also,  Nathan Cleverly (25-0, 12 KOs) defended his WBO light heavyweight title
 with an eighth-round stoppage of Shawn Hawk (22-3-1, 16 KOs).
 
 
 
 
 11/11 00:39:48 ET


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