Yesterday, we brought you the announcement that Abner Mares vs. Johnny Gonzalez will headline an August 24 Showtime-televised card in Carson, California, and that Leo Santa Cruz would be in the co-feature taking on Victor Terrazas. The official press conference to announce the event was held, and right here, you'll find a collection of quotes, photos and more from the event. Take a look.
"I'm looking forward to fighting in front of my hometown fans on August 24 at StubHub Center," said Mares. "Jhonny Gonzalez and I have a lot of respect for each other, but we know what's at stake. I'm confident that we're going to put on an explosive fight that fans will want to see."
"The belt belongs to me," said Gonzalez. "It's time it returns to my waist. I will give it everything I've got on August 24."
"I've made many sacrifices throughout my career to win this belt and I'm not about to give it away," s...