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Pablo Cesar Cano

Cano vs. Abreu on Feb 27

Former World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (28-4-1, 21 KOs) of Tlalnepantla, Mexico and the hard-punching Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will face off in an explosive welterweight 10-round showdown as the main event of the Feb. 27 Golden Boy Live!fight card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Former World Champion and FOX Sports 1 commentator Paulie Malignaggi will host a special fan meet-and-greet at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 5:15 p.m. before going on air. Fans with tickets to the Golden Boy Live! fight night will have a chance to meet and interact with the champion as well as other celebrity guests in attendance, including Golden Boy Promotions President and Founder Oscar De La Hoya. Continue reading

Zulina Munoz faces off against Alesia Graf and Pablo Cesar Cano takes on Fernando Angulo

A true women’s Superfight will take place at the World Trade Center in Naucalpan, Mexico on Saturday, March 1, as Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions present the WBC Female Super Flyweight Championship fight between champion Zulina “La Loba” Munoz and challenger Alesia “The Tigress” Graf, a highly-anticipated rematch which will be broadcast live on Televisa and FOX Deportes. Continue reading

Sugar Shane Mosley Returns to the Ring on May 18 to Face Pablo Cesar Cano in Cancun Televised LIVE on Fox Deportes and Televisa

LOS ANGELES, April 2 – With the fire to compete still burning brightly, former Three Division World Champion and future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley will return to the boxing ring on Saturday, May 18 to square off against highly regarded welterweight contender Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano in a temporary venue which will be set up on the beach in front of The Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico. The welterweight fight will air live on FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico on a delayed basis. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”: Morales vs. Garcia; Quillin vs. N’Dam; Malignaggi vs. Cano

Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special tribute to Erik “El Terrible” Morales tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

On tonight’s broadcast, we will be dissecting this weekend’s big action, including Garcia/Morales, Malignaggi/Cano, Quillin/N’Dam, Alexander/Bailey, and much more.

During the 2nd half hour, “The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to feature elite level trainer Ronnie Shields. The expert boxing proponent will give us his take on this week’s fight action and boxing related news. Mr. Shields will also discuss future events on the upcoming boxing calendar.

Throughout the final half hour of the program, expert fight strategist James Gogue will break down proposed match-ups between Peter Quillin and the top fighters at 160 pounds. The master strategist will analyze keys to victory for all fighters discussed. Mr. Gogue will also examine future pairings for Danny “Swift” Garcia in the ultra competitive Junior Welterweight division. Continue reading

Paulie Malignaggi wins split decision over Pablo Cesar Cano

By Joseph Herron – In what was supposed to be his first title defense at the newly erected Barclays Center in front of his hometown fans of Brooklyn, New York, current WBA Welterweight Champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KOs) was forced to settle for a twelve round grudge match due to his opponent’s failure to meet the 147 pound weight requirement.

Former Lightweight pugilist Pablo Cesar Cano (25-2-1, 19 KOs) of Mexico weighed in at 147.75 at the official weigh in on Friday afternoon and lost his opportunity to challenge for the WBA title.

Despite missing out on the chance to become a Welterweight champion, the young 23 year old fighter made a very solid showing for himself against the much more experienced two division world champion.

Although Cano eventually lost a uniquely scored split decision to the Brooklyn born fighter, the tough Mexican body puncher gave Paulie everything he could handle, flooring the WBA Champ with a sharp right hand in the eleventh round of action.

But to begin the contest, the fight was all Malignaggi. Continue reading

Malignaggi vs. Cano, N’Dam vs. Quillin conference call quotes

Kelly Swanson

Okay, thanks so much, everybody, for joining us. And again, here we are in our second back-to-back international media conference call for October 20th world title fight extravaganza, the inaugural night of boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and it will be televised live on Showtime. So we’re going to do similar to what we did yesterday, joining us now is Hassan N’Dam, the WBO Middleweight World Champion; and Peter Quillin, the number one rated WBO Middleweight contender, and then after they’re done we will be joined by Paulie Malignaggi and Pablo Ceasar Cano. And I’m going to turn the call over now to Robert Diaz, who will make the formal comments before we open it up to the fighters. Robert?

Robert Diaz

Thank you very much, Kelly, and thanks to everybody for being on this call. To the four fighters, I thank you for taking the time. October 20th, Brooklyn, after 80 years since their last world title fight it’s back at the Barclays, a brand new stadium. Continue reading

Brooklyn’s Boxing Champions: Rich Boxing Tradition To Be Revived on Oct 20

BROOKLYN, NY (October 10). When world championship boxing returns to Brooklyn, New York for the first time since 1931 at the brand new Barclays Center on Saturday, October 20, it will do so with one of its own. Reigning WBA World Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, fresh off of a masterful championship capturing upset of undefeated Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko in Senchenko’s hometown of Donetsk, will attempt to defend his title for the first time in his home borough against rugged Mexican Pablo Cesar Cano.

Malignaggi, sure to be the hometown favorite, is part of a long legacy in the squared circle. Brooklyn has been the birthplace of some of the biggest and most storied names in the history of boxing. As Malignaggi prepares for Cano, a reflection on the shadows hovering over his homecoming reminds us just how much glory there is in the Brooklyn boxing tradition. No shadow extends farther than that of Brooklyn’s most famous fistic son.

Kid Dynamite . . . Iron Mike . . . .Tyson. Continue reading