Gonzalez & Santa Cruz emerge victorious
August 25, 2013
By: Chris DeGuia
Boxers Leo Santa Cruz and Jhonny Gonzalez went home with a victory on August 24, 2013 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Both fights aired on Showtime cable and dish networks.
On the Leo Santa Cruz vs Victor Terrazas fight fans in round one chanted "SANTA CRUZ, SANTA CRUZ." In round one Terrazas through a body shot at Santa Cruz, while Santa Cruz landed body shots as well. After landing the body shots Santa Cruz lands a right shot to the body followed by a left uppercut. By the end of round one both fighters were trading shots and feeling each other out. In round 2 Santa Cruz lands 1-2 jabs and Terrazas lands his own 1-2 jabs in return. Both fighters landed those 1-2 jabs and eventually landed on both fighters. Then Santa Cruz lands the 1-2 jab that rocks Terrazas while by uppercuts by Santa Cruz. After landing the uppercuts Santa Cruz lands a straight right hand that stuns Terrazas and that is it for round 2. In round 3, Santa Cruz landed body shots and then lands 1-2 shots to the head that drops Terrazas. Terrazas gets up. Santa Cruz continues to punish Terrazas by landing a left hook that hits Terrazas's jaw and lead Terrazas to drop again for the second time in round 3. Terrazas got up but the ref decides to stop the bout. Your winner by knockout and the new WBC Super Bantamweight champion of the world Leo Santa Cruz!
Next, is the main event which is Abner Mares vs Jhonny Gonzalez. In round 1 Both fighters traded shots. Gonzalez hit Mares with a left hook to the jaw that drops Mares. Gonzalez went to the opposite corner while the ref counts Mares out but Abner would get up and continued fighting. Abner's eyes were rolled back from the first knockdown. After getting up from the first knockdown Gonzalez would throw 1-2 straight jabs, left hook, right hook and finally Gonzalez threw a straight right hand that drops Abner Mares for the second time in round 1. Mares got up but the ref decides to stop the fight with only five seconds in round 1. Jhonny Gonzalez shocks the boxing world by winning a KO victory in round 1. Your winner and the new WBC featherweight champion of the world Jhonny Gonzalez!
After the both fights were over, the media, press and photographers were let in to the post fight press conference.
Here is Leo Santa Cruz speaking to the press and media on his victory against Terrazas.
Here are my two interviews with Santa Cruz.
The first one is me interviewing him about his victory.
While the second one is about Santa Cruz's post fight thoughts on the Mares-Gonzalez fight.
Next stop is Jhonny Gonzalez speaking on his victory against Abner Mares.
Abner Mares spoke at the post fight presser regarding his knockout lost to Jhonny Gonazlez.
Victor Terrazas interview on his lost to Leo Santa Cruz.
The remaining interviews are four part roundtable interviews with Lucas Matthysse and a one on one interview with Richard Schaefer.
Part one of roundtable interview with Lucas Matthysse.
Overall, I enjoyed the co-main event and the main event. A lot of the media, press, boxing experts, correspondents, fans and me all thought that Abner Mares will defeat Jhonny Gonzalez but Jhonny Gonzalez shocks the world by winning a Knockout against Mares. For Leo Santa Cruz most people predicted that Leo Santa Cruz would win and Leo delivered. With boxing you may never know what will happen. Just like what happened last year when Manny Pacquiao shocks the boxing world by defeating Marco Antoinio Barrera in there first showdown. Before the Pacquiao-Barrera showdown, most boxing experts all say that Barrera would defeat Pacquiao but on the fight Pacquiao shocks the world by winning a TKO victory in round 11 for the Ring featherweight title back on November 15, 2013. I look forward to the remaining of 2013 for fights for fans, media, press, and boxing experts to be watching on television or attend live.