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Jhonny Gonzalez: I Believe Abner Mares is Afraid of Me

By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com

Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KOs), the world featherweight champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC), was very annoyed as he was interviewed at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City.

Gonzalez was giving his response on the latest news that Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KOs)  was going to take an interim-fight before their rematch. The Mexican champion scored an unexpected first round stoppage of Mares last August to captured the WBC crown.

After the fight, Mares exercised his contractual option for a rematch and prevented him from fighting until the rematch. They were set to fight reach other this month and then Mares withdrew with a rib injury. The rematch was then being discussed for March or April, but now it appears Mares is going to take another fight prior to facing Gonzalez for a second time.

"If there had been any doubt that Mares was scared of me, things are fully clear now. I expected an announcement of when Abner was fighting with me, but now something else comes out. How can you prepare for that? A lot of people doubt that he was actually injured in training when he withdrew from the fight with me," Gonzalez said.

"There are fighters who lost by knockout, as Abner lost with me, and that's when they start to realize fear. The same thing is happening here."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 02-07-2014

Mares is having second thoughts, whether you Abnar fanboys believe it or not. He's a good solid fighter, but he was flat out wrecked in that last fight.

Comment by Marcov on 02-07-2014

If they rematch it will be interesting. Mares may be through, but I thought Gonzalez was through a long time ago and look where he is now.

Comment by dc3383 on 02-07-2014

If he's fight March 29th he can't wait 5 more weeks til May 3rd.

Comment by LouIE G on 02-07-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14212636]It looks like Jhonny put the friendship aside to let his true feelings known. I agree with him... As soon as it was announced that Mares was taking another router due to BS excuses, I said it was clear he…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-07-2014

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;14213154]Russell should at least have to fight someone not named TBA or Tomato before getting a title shot don't you think?[/QUOTE] Lomachenko is getting a shot after just one pro fight so apparently anything goes in that weight division. Russell…

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