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JHONNY GONZALEZ KNOCKS OUT ABNER MARES IN FIRST ROUND TO WIN WBC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN UPSET OF THE YEAR BEFORE 7,686 FANS

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SHOWTIME SHOCKER AT STUBHUB!

JHONNY GONZALEZ KNOCKS OUT ABNER MARES IN FIRST ROUND TO WIN WBC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN UPSET OF THE YEAR BEFORE 7,686 FANS


Undefeated Leo Santa Cruz Captures WBC Super Bantamweight Crown With Third-Round Knockout Over Defending Champion Victor Terrazas; Replay Is Tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

CARSON, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2013) - In a leading candidate for Upset of the Year - and possible Knockout of the Year - former two-division world champion and knockout artist Jhonny Gonzalez (55-8, 47 KO's) registered a stunning 2:55, first-round knockout over previously unbeaten Abner Mares (26-1-1, 14 KO's) Saturday on SHOWTIME® before 7,686 loud and enthusiastic fans at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Gonzalez's shocking upset victory in the WBC featherweight title fight sets up a possible showdown with Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KO's), who scored two knockdowns en route to an impressive third-round knockout over defending WBC super bantamweight champion Victor Terrazas (37-3-1, 21 KO's) in the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING co-feature.

"This moment right now is the single greatest and most glorious moment of my life," said an elated Gonzalez, who reclaimed the 126-pound belt he once held and breathed new life into his career with the win over his former training partner. "When I came to the United States for this fight no one gave me any credit. All they talked about was Mares fighting Santa Cruz. I didn't say anything but I knew I was getting disrespected."

Both Gonzalez, from Mexico City, Mexico, and the former WBC featherweight champion, Mares of Downey, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, each came out aggressively. Halfway through the opening round, Gonzalez connected with a solid left hook Mares never saw coming, dropping him to the canvas and leading to an eight-count. After Mares made it to his feet, Gonzalez landed another of punches that ended with a left hook and a right cross that knocked Mares backwards. Referee Jack Reiss stepped in and stopped the fight with five seconds to go in the first round.

"I knew I had him badly hurt after the first knockdown," Gonzalez said.

"I'm good," said Mares, who held titles at 118 and 122 pounds before claiming the featherweight belt last May. He was making his eighth consecutive appearance on SHOWTIME. "You have to win and you have to learn how to lose in this sport. I'm not in the sport to remain undefeated, but I'm here to fight the best.

"I was alright with the ref's decision. He did his job and I respect it. But I thought I could go on," he added. "Now I'm going to take a break and enjoy my family."

Like Gonzalez, Santa Cruz of Los Angeles, by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico, went to work early and often against Terrazas, throwing 267 punches in just two and a half rounds. Terrazas, of Guadalajara, was cut just under the right eye in the second round and Santa Cruz took advantage landing punch after punch, finally sending Terrazas down for a nine-count, and then again for an eight-count midway through the third. Referee Lou Moret halted matters at 2:09 of the third round.

"This is a dream come true," said Santa Cruz, 25, who had fought 106 fewer rounds in his career than Terrazas, who is 30. "I've wanted the green belt my entire life. Once I saw the eye start to swell I knew I had to go after him and put the pressure on him."

Terrazas said, "The eye was not a problem. This was a good fight. He was tough like I expected. He just caught me. I wanted to continue the fight."

Earlier on SHOWTIME EXTREME Antonio Orozco (18-0, 14 KO's), San Diego, Calif., overpowered Ivan Hernandez (29-3, 22 KO's), Miami, Fla., in round three of a scheduled 10-round junior welterweight bout.

In a battle of featherweights, 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph "Jo Jo'' Diaz Jr. (7-0, 5 KO's) of South El Monte, Calif., looked impressive in a third-round knockout over Noel Mendoza (6-3-1, 1 KO), of Phoenix, Ariz., the referee stopping the bout at 1:54 of the third of the scheduled six-round bout. Diaz knocked Mendoza down with a left cross, right hook combo that sent Mendoza to the canvas for good.

In the first SHOWTIME EXTREME bout between heavyweights, 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale (6-0, 6 KO's), of Los Angeles, passed the stiffest test of his young career and remained undefeated with his sixth consecutive knockout, this one coming on a TKO in the fifth round against Lenroy Thomas (16-3, 8 KO's) of St. Catherine, Jamaica.

Brian Kenny hosted the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, with Mauro Ranallo calling the action, Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi serving as expert analysts and Jim Gray reporting. Barry Tompkins called the SHOWTIME EXTREME action with Steve Farhood serving as expert analyst. Alejandro Luna called the blow-by-blow for SAP with Raul Marquez serving as color commentator.

Saturday's world championship doubleheader will re-air this week as follows:

DAY / CHANNEL
Tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. ET/PT SHOWTIME

The fights will be available ON DEMAND beginning tomorrow, Aug. 25.


ABOUT "MARES VS. GONZALEZ":

Mares vs. Gonzalez, a 12-round fight for Mares' WBC Featherweight World Championship, took place on Saturday, August 24 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The event was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, sponsored by Corona and AT&T and televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® immediately following the series premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Also featured was a 12-round world championship showdown between WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Victor Terrazas and former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING is available in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Mares vs. Gonzalez was presented in association with Promociones Del Pueblo. Preliminary fights aired on SHOWTIME EXTREME® .



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