Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/21/14

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 27: Abner Mares celebrates his victory against opponent Carlos Fulgencio on August 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
Showtime's World Championship Boxing returns Saturday night as Abner Mares, the winner of Showtime's Bantamweight tournament, moves up in weight to take on Eric Morel. The winner will claim the vacant WBC junior featherweight title. The fight is part of a doubleheader at El Paso, Texas, that also features Anselmo Moreno's WBA bantamweight title defense against David De La Mora. The Mares-Morel winner grabs a title in an increasingly hot junior featherweight division. Should Bob Arum be willing to cross promote, that champion would make an attractive opponent for Nonito Donaire or Guillermo Rigondeaux, the WBO and WBA junior featherweight champions, respectively. Should Donaire or Rigondeaux become unavailable, the winner might be forced eventually to take on Toshiaki Nishioka, the man who was stripped of the WBC title and made "champion emeritus" and who should have first rights to the next champion. Mares is only beginning to mature as a fighter, yet he has...
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