The fight lived up to expectations, as both WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares and challenger Anselmo Mares traded leather in non-stop action over the course of 12 rounds. Despite Moreno's slick and crafty style, Mares was aggressive and kept up the pressure. While Moreno was able to find a home for his combinations, Mares was relentless with his attack, never letting the challenger find his rhythm.
Mares turned up the heat in the 5th round, finding a home for his overhand right before landing a left hand that dropped Moreno for the first time in his career at the end of the round. The action would continue in the next round, as Moreno would battle back landing good shots of his own. In the 11th round, however, Moreno was deducted a point for pushing down on the head of Mares. In the end, the point deduction, the knockdown, and the pressure of Mares were too much for Moreno to overcome, as the judges scored the bout 116-110, 116-110 and 120-106 all in favor of the champion.