By Rene Umanzor
WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48KOs) is not paying too much attention to the recent statements coming from former three division beltholder Abner Mares (28-1-1, 15KOs).
Last year, Gonzalez recaptured his title with a first round knockout of Mares. It was the first career defeat on the Mexican Olympian's record.
A rematch was scheduled for February of this year. It was canceled when Mares withdrew with an injury. The fight continued to get postponed, with Gonzalez claiming Mares would not commit to the fight.
"We'll have to see if that fight happens, because Mares says yes and then he says no. He changes his mind a lot. Until I see a contract, [there is nothing that secures that fight]. Abner Mares will not remove me from my dream. It is he who pursues the fight, who wants my championship, while I will continue to do my work and defend the title against those who really want to [fight]," Gonzalez said.
Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.