WBC featherweight world champion Abner Mares, former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, former IBF bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz and WBC super bantamweight world champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas held a media conference call to discuss their upcoming August 24 world title showdowns taking place at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Abner Mares: I’m one of the elite and I have to beat Jhonny. I can’t lose. He’s tough, experienced and I’ll gain a lot from this fight.
Jhonny Gonzalez: I’m 100% motivated. He’s the best and it motivates me to regain the title. I know Abner Mares will be prepared. It’ll be an explosive fight.
Victor Terrazas: Leo Santa Cruz is younger and strong, but I’m ready. The one that prepares the best will come off with the win.
Leo Santa Cruz: I want that title. I want to win and I will give it everything I have to give the fans a great show.