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Agbeko, Mares in media workout Wednesday at The Hard Rock

August 11, 2011 10:49 AM by Staff & Wire Reports

IBF bantamweight titleholder Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko and unbeaten WBC Silver champion Abner Mares participated in a Media Workout Wednesday at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

This Saturday, Aug. 13, at The Hard Rock, Agbeko will defend against Mares in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

Agbeko commented during the working. "I have trained for nine weeks and my camp was excellent. At no point did I feel weak and now it is all behind my and I am focusing on Mares.

"There is no way I am going to lose this fight. I don’t watch a lot of tape on my future opponents and I have only seen a few rounds of Mares’ fight against Yonnhy Perez, but I know he is a very good, fast, aggressive fighter with a big future in this sport.

Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats priced at $150, are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or by phone (800) 745-3000.

Doors open Saturday at 2 p.m. The first non-televised undercard fight begins at 2:15.

The boxers, along with three fighters on the undercard – Eric Molina, former World Champion Eric Morel and Angelo Santana – participated in a media workout today at the Hard Rock. On Saturday, Molina (17-1, 13 KOs) and Warren Browning (14-1-1, 9 KOs) collide in a 12-rounder for the vacant WBC United States heavyweight title, Morel (44-2, 22 KOs) meets Daniel Quevedo in a 10-round bantamweight bout and Santana (10-0) takes on Ronald Hurley in a nine-round super lightweight scrap.

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

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