Mares, who improved to 25-0 with one draw and 13 knockouts, said his strategy was to keep the technically skilled Moreno from finding his rhythm, otherwise, Mares said, “he’ll pick you apart.”
Mares now has his sights set on Nonito Donaire, the “Filipino Flash” who is scheduled to defend his World Boxing Organization super bantamweight crown against Mexico’s Jorge Arce on Dec. 15 in Houston, Texas.
“I want to fight Nonito Donaire,” Mares said. “That’s the only guy to fight. We want to fight the best.”