Found August 25, 2013 on
Jhonny Gonzalez stopped Abner Mares late in the first round Saturday night, reclaiming the WBC featherweight title in stunning fashion.
Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KOs) dropped the previously unbeaten Mares twice late in the first round, flattening the 126-pound belt-holder with a left hook. Mares appeared to be hurt when he got back up, and the Mexican challenger knocked him down again with a combination along the ropes.
Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight with 5 seconds left in the first round.
Mares (26-1-1) held titles at 118 and 122 pounds before claiming the featherweight belt last May.
Gonzalez held the WBC title for nearly 18 months before losing it to Daniel Ponce De Leon in a technical decision last September. Mares stopped Ponce De Leon three months ago.
BEST OF MAXIM
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
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 at the StubHub Center, formally the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares starred as the co-main eventers in what was expected to be the next fight before they would be paired off in a mega Los Angeles based area fight most likely to be fought at a catch weight of 124 pounds. All each fighter had to do was beat their respective opponents,...
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!
It was a shocking main event last night at The Stub Hub Center as veteran hard punching Jhonny Gonzalez reclaimed his WBC featherweight title by knocking out friend Abner Mares in the first round of their Showtime main event. Both fighter had practically not even warmed up as Gonzalez landed a perfect left hook in the final minute of the first stanza.
Mares, showing true heart and...
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...
This loss should not affect Mares rise to stardom!