Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/20/14
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Golden Boy Promotions will present a rematch of one of 2013's biggest upsets when Jhonny Gonzalez defends his WBC Featherweight World Championship against  Abner Mares, on Saturday, Feb.15 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. live on Showtime. In their first bout on Aug. 24, 2013, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., hard-hitting Gonzalez shocked the world with a first round knockout of Mares taking his title and his unbeaten record from him. On Feb. 15, Mares gets his shot at redemption. "Abner Mares gave me my shot and now I'm giving him his," said Gonzalez. "I respect what he's done in the ring and the heart he shows every time he fights, but I worked too hard for this to give it up now. I will keep my title on February 15." "I'd like to thank Jhonny Gonzalez for this opportunity. It will be an honor to fight him a second time," said Mares. "August 24 was his night and I take nothing away from him, but February 15 will be my night and I'm going to get my title back." "T...
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