In a leading candidate for Upset of the Year – and possibly Knockout of the Year – former two-division world champion and one of the hardest hitters in the sport Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KO’s) registered a stunning first-round knockout over previously unbeaten Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KO’s) Saturday on Showtime before 7,686 loud and enthusiastic fans at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Gonzalez’s shocking upset victory in the WBC featherweight title fight sets up a possible showdown with Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO’s), who scored two knockdowns en route to an impressive third-round knockout over defending WBC super bantamweight champion Victor Terrazas (37-3-1, 21 KO’s) in the co-feature.
Right here, you can watch the video of Gonzalez KOing Abner Mares, see quotes from the fighters, fight action photos, and more.
Gonzalez KOs Mares: Video Highlights
Mares vs. Gonzalez Photos
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