Abner Mares just can’t get a easy fight these days. After knocking out power punching former champion Daniel Ponce De Leon to capture his third world title, Mares moves on to another heavy handed destroyer in Jhonny Gonzalez. Gonzalez, the former WBC featherweight champion has 46 knockouts in a career that has seen him win fifty-four times. Wow, talk about a veteran right?
Mares though is ready for the task at hand as in this exclusive interview tells Marcos Villegas he feels he will be on a different level the night of August 24th at The Stub Hub Center, ” Against Jhonny Gonzalez, a technical fighter, great counter puncher, great puncher, it is going to bring a total new Anbner out. It will bring the best of me.”
Every time Mares has stepped into the ring, we have seen him be better each time out. It is a world of difference when you compare him now to when he had his first match in the Bantamweight tournament two years ago. The power has showed up as Mares admits his “man strength” has kicked in as well as the remission of low blows, something that plagued him early on. A win over another solid veteran like Jhonny Gonzalez would solidify a spot on the pound-4-pound lists without a doubt as Mares looks to build on a legacy that could see him in the hall of fame many years from now.
See full interview below: