Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez on Showtime Boxing was supposed to be a routine fight. Here was an undefeated pound for pound contender in Mares taking on the unheralded Gonzalez in what on paper seemed like an easy outing for Mares. Of course, in sports, things don't always go according to plan.
It took just one round for Jhonny Gonzalez to pull off the upset of the year, knocking Mares out in the closing seconds of round 1. After a cautious start, Gonzalez landed a perfect left hook to knock Mares down. Mares beat the count, but remained wobbled. A second flurry from Gonzalez ended the fight.
Watch Abner Mares vs. Jhonny Gonzalez full fight video highlights right here, courtesy of ESPN.
Post-fight, Mares looked to handle the defeat well, while Gonzalez was confident in his win. It will be interesting to see where both men go from here.
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