Abner Mares on his Feb. 15 rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez, whose first-round knockout victory dethroned him as WBC featherweight beltholder: “August 24 was his night, and I take nothing away from him, but Feb. 15 will be my night, and I’m going to get my title back.”read more
Action shots from two title-winning knockouts in Carson, Calif.: Jhonny Gonzalez’s first-round KO of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz’s third-round stoppage of Victor Terrazas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.read more
The main event fighters of Saturday’s Showtime Championship Boxing doubleheader made weight on Friday at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Abner Mares weighed in at 125.5 pounds for his WBC featherweight title defense against Jhonny Gonzalez, who weighed 125 pounds.read more
Showtime Sports will stream today’s weigh-in for tomorrow’s featherweight showdown between WBC titleholder Abner Mares and two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez taking place at StuHub Center in Carson, Calif. The weigh-in will stream live in high definition via Ustream and sports.sho.com/live at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.read more
Abner Mares turned some hardcore fans off with his rugged – sometimes ruthless – fighting tactics in the past, but even his most ardent critics agree that his unpredictable style makes him one of boxing’s most effective world-class competitors. Mares was at his brutal best in a recent sparring session to prepare for Saturday’s showdown with Jhonny Gonzalez.read more
Victor Terrazas isn’t going to allow Leo Santa Cruz to take his WBC 122-pound title without a hell of a fight this Saturday. The Guadalajara native had to overcome an impoverished childhood and survive a final-round knockdown in his hard-fought title win against Cristian Mijares to earn his place in boxing.read more
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