Found August 23, 2013 on
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The final press conference for the fight card that will take place this Saturday, Aug. 24, on Showtime from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. was held on Thursday afternoon. Right here, you can find a complete collection of photos, quotes, notes and a video of the presser as well. Take a look.
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, President Golden Boy Promotions
“Jhonny Gonzalez brings a lot to the table and is fighting one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world in Abner Mares. I believe they have Abner at No. 5, but I have to disagree with that. I put him up there at No. 3, if not No. 2. Jhonny knows he’s in for a tough fight. Abner knows he’s in for a tough fight. It’s going to be fireworks on Saturday night.
”For the boxing fans in L.A., this is what boxing is all about and this is what they deserve. Abner Mares is a special talent that we are witnessing in our era. He’s a talent that doesn’t come around very often. He’s fought nothing but the best. We all know Gonzalez. He’s a...
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Shocking Mares vs. Gonzalez Results:
Jhonny Gonzalez, one of the sport's hardest hitters, lived up to his reputation on Saturday evening, by pulling off the shocker and stopping Abner Mares in Round 1 of their featherweight championship fight. With the win, Gonzalez retakes his title, which he had lost to Daniel Ponce de Leon, and reaffirms his status at the top of the sport...
This Saturday night on Showtime, a doubleheader featuring Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez and Leo Santa Cruz vs. Victor Terrazas takes place. The official weigh-ins for the card were held this afternoon, and right here, you can find the complete Mares vs. Gonzalez weigh-in results and photos. Take a look.
Mares vs. Gonzalez Weights
Abner Mares: 125.5 lbs
Abner Mares just can’t get a easy fight these days. After knocking out power punching former champion Daniel Ponce De Leon to capture his third world title, Mares moves on to another heavy handed destroyer in Jhonny Gonzalez. Gonzalez, the former WBC featherweight champion has 46 knockouts in a career that has seen him win fifty-four times. Wow, talk about a veteran right?
We are two days away from championship boxing on Showtime as Abner Mares and Jhonny Gonzalez are soundly sleeping in their beds and awaiting their weigh in tomorrow. It is no secret that both fighters are friends and at one time former sparring mates. This makes the championship bout all the more interesting seeing they will be punching each others brains out on Saturday at The Stub...
Saturday night on Showtime, an exciting doubleheader comes our way, with Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez, and Leo Santa Cruz vs. Victor Terrazas. All four of the featured fighters took part in a media workout session this week to showcase their form leading up to their planed bouts this weekend.
Right here, you can find a huge collection of workout photos from Mares, Gonzalez, Santa...
In a shockingly fast bout, 31-year-old Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KOs) knocked out the then-current WBC champion Abner Mares. The knockout came just five seconds before the end of round one and on the second of two crushing knockdowns, Saturday night in California. Though Mares came in the obvious favorite, there was no doubt that […]
Showtime will stream Friday's weigh-in for the highly anticipated showdown between WBC Featherweight Champion Abner Mares and former two-division champion Jhonny Gonzalez taking place this Saturday, Aug. 24, live on Showtime, immediately following the series premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo, from StuHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Right here, you can find the live stream...
Full weigh in results from Los Angeles,CA:
Abner Mares 125.5 vs. Jhonny Gonzalez 125
(WBC featherweight title)
Victor Terrazas 121 vs. Leo Santa Cruz 121.75
(WBC super bantamweight title)
Antonio Orozco 141.5 vs. Ivan Hernandez 141.5
Jesus Ruiz 122 vs. Enrique Quevedo 120.75
Full weigh in below!
Abner Mares has been through more than most over the course of his life. Most fight fans are at least somewhat familiar with his story and his background, but it's always intriguing to get another close look.
Here, in this special video feature, you'll learn a little bit more about Mares, what drives him, and where he's been in his life. You'll also see his family...
What an upset. But it made sense. It's the kind that can always happen when you're in the ring against someone with Jhonny Gonzalez's dynamite, as Abner Mares discovered Saturday on Showtime. Mares, in his second fight at featherweight and climbing the pound-for-pound rankings of best fighters in any division, couldn't make it out of the very 1st round as Gonzalez...
Often, nostalgic memories are colored by a rose lense that distorts just how much better things were, once upon a time. If any boxers today approach that warped standard of how they used to make 'em in the good ol' days and don't anymore, one of them has to be featherweight Abner Mares, fighting this Saturday on Showtime. That's not to say that boxers weren't...
Full results from Carson, CA
Abner Mares Jhonny Gonzalez def. Abner Mares via KO in R1 (2:55)
Leo Santa Cruz def. Victor Terrazas via KO in R3 (2:09)
Antonio Orozco def. Ivan Hernandez via KO in R3
Joesph Diaz def. Noel Mendoza via KO in R4
Dominic Breazeale def. Lenroy Thomas via KO
You gotta give boxing credit for a few things. While MMA was kicking that crap out of them in terms of putting on fights fans wanted to see, boxing has slowly learned from the example set forth by the UFC. We are seeing stacked PPV cards now being put together such as the Mayweather-Canelo card, as well as televised prelims and more of a push to market fighters. One thing that MMA...