Fight Pick & Preview: Mares vs. Gonzalez -
In the main event at the newly-named StubHub Center in Carson on August 24, Abner Mares defends his WBC Featherweight Title against a man who used to hold this belt--Mexican veteran and multiple champion Jhonny Gonzalez. In his last fight, Mares beat the man who took the belt from Gonzalez--Daniel “Ponce” De Leon. It was a great performance where Mares stopped the reigning champion in the 9th round.
Mares is really something else and it’s safe to say that he’s an overlooked gem. For the past 3 years, he has been on a tear. He braved the storm of the Showtime bantamweight tournament, winning it with victories over Vic Darchinyan and Joseph Agbeko (twice). He beat Eric Morel, shut down streaking bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno, and then came the win over De Leon. He is beating really good fighters and has done it from 118 to 126.
Date: August 24, 2013
Site: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Division: WBC Featherweight Title: 12 ...