Moments ago, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, hard-hitting former champion Jhonny Gonzalez recaptured his title in devastating fashion, knocking out the previously undefeated Abner Mares at 2:55 of round 1. The action ended before it could even get started, as Gonzalez patiently set up Mares for a perfect left hook that dropped the younger fighter. Although he made it back to his feet, Mares was clearly hurt and Gonzalez wasted no time in finishing the job. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.
MARES VS. GONZALEZ
Mares comes out flicking his jab. Gonzalez cautiously circles. Jab lands for both. Left hook gets in for Mares. They trade jabs. Jab lands again for Mares. Nice right hand lands for Gonzalez upstairs. 1-2 from Mares is blocked. Mares digs to the body. WOOOOOO...HUGE left hook from Gonzalez drops Mares. He gets up, but he looks hurt bad. Gonzalez jumps on him. Left uppercut lands for Gonzalez. Another left lands for Gonzalez. Now a left followed by a right hand lands for Gonzalez and Mares is down again. That's it. It's over. The ref waves it off.
THE WINNER BY WAY OF KO AT 2:55 OF ROUND 1...JHONNY GONZALEZ