August 25, 2013 in Sports

Gonzalez champion

 

Jhonny Gonzalez stopped Abner Mares late in the first round Saturday night in Carson, Calif., reclaiming the WBC featherweight title in stunning fashion. Leo Santa Cruz also won the WBC 122-pound title at the StubHub Center south of Hollywood, stopping Victor Terrazas in the third round. Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KOs) dropped the previously unbeaten Mares twice late in the first round, flattening the 126-pound belt-holder with a left hook. Mares appeared to be hurt when he got back up, and the Mexican challenger knocked him down again with a combination along the ropes.

Associated Press


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