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 Last update:  8/25/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Nacho Beristain: It Was Painful To Watch Mares Get KO'd
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By Rick Reeno

Trainer Nacho Beristain had mixed emotions when he saw Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47KOs) stop Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14KOs) in the first round of their fight on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Nacho, who currently trains Gonzalez, is the former trainer for Mares and the two of them were very close. During the first round action, Gonzalez caught Mares with his big left hand to send him down once. And then it didn't take long for Gonzalez to drop him hard for a second time to reclaim the WBC featherweight crown. 

"I knew it wasn't going to go the distance. I know Abner very well, I trained him for many years. He was with me for some time. I know Abner's qualities and I know Jhonny hits very hard, he has a big punch. Realistically for me, it hurt to see Abner on the floor. It hurt me very much. I have a lot of affection for him. He was with me for a long time. It was very painful to see that happen to him," Nacho said.

Tags: Abner Mares , Jhonny Gonzalez , Mares vs. Gonzalez , Mares-Gonzalez


 

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comment by Ray Corso, on 08-26-2013
From a teacher to his student I'm sure it was painfull to watch! The KO is nothing to be ashamed of it happens and it happens often to Jhonnys opponents! The shots were on target and extremely meaningfull and Jhonny has proven himself for many years now! Mares will come back after deliberating on...

comment by Brockton Lip, on 08-26-2013
[QUOTE=hitking]I think Mares is gonna have a tough time rebounding from this. He has a limited skill set and relies heavily on that blood-n-guts warrior crap. His sense of invincibility is gone. He might consider going back to Nacho to help him become a lil more defensively responsible.[/QUOTE] ...

comment by Bigg Rigg, on 08-26-2013
[QUOTE=hitking]I think Mares is gonna have a tough time rebounding from this. He has a limited skill set and relies heavily on that blood-n-guts warrior crap. His sense of invincibility is gone. He might consider going back to Nacho to help him become a lil more defensively responsible.[/QUOTE] ...

comment by whoseyourdaddy, on 08-26-2013
[QUOTE=iloveboxing2]Abner is a good fighter and has the potential to be one of the best but a little bit overrated for his age before the fight, just like Nacho, I feel sad to see the kid got KO'd to early in the fight. Oscar and Richard just made Mares looked so bad with all the hype talk. Ab...

comment by whoseyourdaddy, on 08-26-2013
[QUOTE=Boxing Goat]It's funny how fast a fighter gets sh*t on after a loss. It's as if they never did anything the second they lose. It's sad boxing fans are so cruel.[/QUOTE] Is because they're no boxing fans, they are haters that see every other fighter as crap if it isn't the only one they ro...

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