WHO IS NEXT FOR MORENO?
On the horn:
On the horn:
SR WRITER"I spent five weeks in Mexico preparing for this fight, so I am very prepared. If Moreno beats me, there will be no excuses like a lot of fighters make. If Moreno wins, he was better than me. There will be no excuses," De La Mora said.
"It was a mistake for Moreno to take this fight because I am going to take that title away,'' De La Mora said pre-fight.
Anselmo Moreno (32-1-1, 11 KO's) took on David De La Mora (24-1-1, 17 KO's) on the Abner Mares vs Eric Morel card that took place last week. Moreno took Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KO's) last December, lulling him to sleep while beating him up for 12 rounds, but against the able and willing David De La Mora, it was business as usual for Moreno. The two were at each other early in an awkward styled fight, Mora was dropped in the second round by a right hand to the body and again in the sixth round by a straight left to the gut. After that, Mora seemed to get further and further behind with each exchange. It wasn't that Moreno was knocking Mora all around the ring, but Moreno's upper body movement kept him right in front of Mora without Mora being able to hit him as often. You could tell Mora was growing more and more frustrated by the punishment he was taking by his body language, and his inability to dish it back. De La Mora didn't get off his stool at the end of the eighth round to an onslaught of "Boo". Moreno is going to be a problem for anyone between 117 lbs and 122 lbs.
2 PIECE MATCHUPS:I would love to see Moreno vs Nonito Donaire (28-1, 18 KO's) in the near future. They are both tall, talented, intelligent fighters, and very skilled counter punchers, and the bout would most likely be a candidate for fight of the year.