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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mares vs Gonzalez Press Conference: 2013.07.11

Today press conference for the August 24, 2013 fight card at the Stubhub Center (Formerly known as Home Depot Center), was almost a repeat of the  April 11, 2013 press conference. At both events Goldenboy Promotions was introducing their 2 fighters. Abner Mares (26-0-1, 14 KO) and Leo Santa Cruz (24-0-1, 14 KO). For this fight Abner Mares is defending his WBC Featherweight title against Jhonny Gonzalez while Leo Santa Cruz is challenging Victor Terrazas for the WBC Super Bantamweight Belt.
Initially all four fighters were to attend, Jhonny Gonzalez missed his flight but was there via Skype, and Victor Terrazaz also could not attend due to visa issues (these are expected to be resolved before the fight).

Here are my images from todays event;


Prior to the event Abner Mares was autographing boxing gloves. Quite a pile!


Abner Mares with his Manager Frank Espinoza.


Eric Gomez at the mic introducing Abner Mares, while an assistant Skypes Jhonny Gonzalez.


Eric introduces Jhonny Gonzales, who speaks via a laptop.


Afterwards Leo Santa Cruz takes the podium.


Then it is Abner Mares turn, with a little bit of humor.


Photo ops of the fighters,


and then press interviews.


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