Originally written on Fight Hub TV  |  Last updated 9/11/14
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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 can learn from boxing though is that training partners and friends fight all the time in the sweet science. Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez is a example of just that. The two fighters at one point in time shared the same trainer in Nacho Beristain and served as sparring partners in Mexico. It was during this time the two became dear friends though Gonzalez should of known he was on a collision course with Mares when his now rival captured the WBC featherweight title last May. Though both fighters admit that it is hard to have to fight a friend they ensure us when they step inside the ring they will show no...
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