On the verge of becoming boxing's next superstar, Abner Mares, of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. by way of Guadalajara, Mexico, has won three divisional world titles in less than two years. On Saturday, August 24, he will return home to Southern California to defend his title against a man hungry to take that belt back, Mexico City's former champion Jhonny Gonzalez, at StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center) in Carson in a fight which will be televised live on Showtime.
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Mares is coming off his strong showing against Daniel Ponce de Leon. Ponce had previously won his belt from Gonzalez.
In the co-featured bout, another of the sport's most exciting competitors, Los Angeles' former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz, will look to win his second world championship when he challenges WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Victor "Vikingo" Terrazas of Guadalajara.
This is the third time that Abne...