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Ponce Says Gonzalez Capable of Shocking Abner Mares

By Rene Umanzor

Daniel Ponce De Leon says former two division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (54-8, 46KOs) is more than capable of beating newly crowned World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0-1, 14KOs) on August 24th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Last September, Ponce won a technical decision over Gonzalez to capture the title - but then Mares stopped Ponce in May to win the championship.

"I think Jhonny does have what it takes to win. I was very well prepared when I fought him. While he is strong, he always comes very well prepared. He has very good defense and it's not that easy to hit him with clean shots. So if he prepares him well, Jhonny can win," Ponce said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;13545497]Easy win for abner. That being said why would u beat ponce then want to fight the guy he just beat to get ta u??????!!!! Abner is either b**chmade or is one pertected p***y!!!![/QUOTE] Johnny Gonzalez was in line for…

Comment by RawDawgHasSpokn on 07-10-2013

I'm using pertected for the rest of my life

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-10-2013

Jhonny's always got a shot w/his big punch but not vs Mares...his defense isn't the greatest, regardless of what Ponce said...

Comment by Public_Enemy on 07-10-2013

[QUOTE=axo90;13545882]lol Ponce De Leon, Agbeko, Perez, Moreno AND Darchinyan?? doesnt sound "pertected" to me, more like well tested...[/QUOTE] This. If you saw the Gonzalez and Ponce fight, I think it's clear he deserves a title shot. That fight ended because…

Comment by axo90 on 07-10-2013

lol Ponce De Leon, Agbeko, Perez, Moreno AND Darchinyan?? doesnt sound "pertected" to me, more like well tested...

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