This weekend in Carson, California, Abner Mares (26-0-1 14 KOs) will be making the 1st defense of his WBC Featherweight title against former champion Jhonny Gonzalez (54-8 46 KOs). On the under-card Leo Santa Cruz (24-0-1 14 KOs) will be moving up in weight to challenge WBC super bantamweight chamion Victor Terrazas (37-2-1 21 KOs). The card is being televised by Showtime and should draw a large mainly Hispanic crowd.
Look for Abner Mares to be too much for Jhonny Gonzalez, it is hard to say whether or not Mares will be able to stop Gonzalez who has been pretty durable throughout his career, but with that being said expect it to be an exciting toe to toe fight for however long Gonzalez lasts.
Look for Leo Santa Cruz to outlast Victor Terrazas, I would be surprised if Santa Cruz was able to stop Terrazas in his first fight at a new weight class.
Both fights are paying very little by outright win of by KO, but currently on Sportsbet.com.au….. Mares is paying 3 to 1 to win by decision and Santa Cruz is paying 3.1 to 1 by decision. So that is where the money can be made this weekend. Both are risky bets though.
Look back after the conclusion of the fights for post fight analysis.