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 Last update:  9/1/2013       Read more by Jose Luis Camarillo            &
Gonzalez: Marquez, Golden Boy Doubts Inspired Me
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By Jose Luis Camarillo,

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47KOs) is still living up his big victory over Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14KOs) from last Saturday night in Carson, California. The boxer, who turns 32-years-old on September 15th, is still looking to rub it in to everyone who doubted his ability to win. He dropped Mares in the first round with a big lefthook and then finished him off. Mares was listed on many pound-for-pound lists and viewed as a heavy favorite to beat Gonzalez. There is a rematch clause and the two boxers are expected to meet before the end of the year.

"In fact, no one thought I was going to win. I saw the Golpe de Golpe program on ESPN and heard how Juan Manuel Marquez and another commenter saw me as being the loser and said it appeared that it would be very difficult for me to win. All of those kinds of comments inspired me, made me more motivated to go on fighting," Gonzalez said.

"They already had a date scheduled [in December] for Mares against Leo Santa Cruz. I think it was disrespectful. At Thursday's final press conference, all of the media was talking about the fight between them. One of the things that bothers me more than anything is that they already had their plans made. De La Hoya, Schaefer, Eric Gomez - they were all confident that I would lose. That was the worst error they could have been committed."

Tags: Abner Mares , Jhonny Gonzalez

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comment by Elinmortal, on 09-02-2013
i guess mares is a piece of **** now because 1 loss:no:

comment by chill4500, on 09-01-2013
[QUOTE=$mannyFresh]Mares is a proven top tier fighter in the lower weights. His name and hype being in the same sentence is trolling 101.[/QUOTE] Hype might be an exaggeration, but those believing he was on par w/Rigo and/or Nonito need to watch some more boxing before speaking.

comment by $mannyFresh, on 09-01-2013
Mares is a proven top tier fighter in the lower weights. His name and hype being in the same sentence is trolling 101.

comment by Bermuda, on 09-01-2013
gonzalez ended the hype in the first round ...upset of the year. only thing that can top that upset win is if somehow canelo beats floyd mayweather or if vic darchinyan beats donaire... don't remember ever seeing a fighter who was undefeated, in their prime, ranked top 5 p4p, 2 weight world ch...

comment by chill4500, on 09-01-2013
Gonzalez will beat Mares again and Golden Boy will then transfer their delusion of Santa Cruz being as good as guys like Rigo, Nonito, and Mikey. It's a wrap; those are the best from 122-130.

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