SHO Sports News Brief:

Al Bernstein Reports from The Bantamweight Tournament Final Press Conference


LIVE on SHOWTIME® Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast)


LAS VEGAS (Aug. 12, 2011) – Both Joseph King Kong Agbeko and Abner Mares are predicting a tough, entertaining clash Saturday, Aug. 13 in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). SHOWTIME announcer Al Bernstein caught up with the 118-pounders yesterday at the final press conference.


Agbeko, of Bronx, N.Y., by way of Accra, Ghana, will bring a record of 28-2 with 22 KOs into the 12-round bout. Mares, of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is 21-0-1 with 13 stoppages. The highly anticipated matchup for Agbeko’s International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight title and the promising, unbeaten Mares’ World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver championship belt will take place at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.