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.
Just when you thought you'd seen the knockout of the night, Jhonny Gonzalez defied all expectations and nabbed the upset with a first-round knockout of Abner Mares on Saturday in Carson, Calif.
RingTV's Alan Massengale reports on what might be the upset of 2013, Jhonny Gonzalez's shocking first-round TKO of Abner Mares from ringside at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Gonzalez regained the WBC featherweight title with the biggest victory of his long career.
San Diego-based junior welterweight Antonio Orozco had few issues getting rid of Colombia's Ivan Hernandez on the Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez undercard.
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.
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.
RingTV's Alan Massengale interviewed Oscar De La Hoya at the final presser for Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez. The Golden Boy Promotions president spoke about Mares (who reminds him of himself), Leo Santa Cruz, the Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse showdown and "The One" pay-per-view event.
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.
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.
Alan Massengale reports from the Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez media workouts in Carson, Calif, the site of their WBC featherweight title bout on Saturday at StubHub Center. Massengale spoke with both Mares and Gonzalez about their showdown on Showtime.
THE RING's No. 5-rated pound-for-pound boxer, Abner Mares, will be in his sixth consecutive title bout and his eighth consecutive fight against a RING-ranked fighter when he faces Jhonny Gonzalez on Saturday.
Olympians Dominic Breazeale and Joseph Diaz Jr., as well as unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco, have been added to Saturday's Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez card.
Former bantamweight beltholder Leo Santa Cruz returns to the site of his 118-pound title-winning performance in an attempt to dethrone WBC junior featherweight titleholder Victor Terrazas on Saturday.