Cano vs Aparicio on February 28
Two Mexican clashes are expected to produce plenty of action today, Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, as FOX Deportes airs a pair of hard-hitting matchups featuring two of Mexico City’s best, Ivan “Macanon” Cano and Edgar “Andres” Jimenez.
In the main event, Cano battles Zacatecas’ Jhon Carlo “Sireno” Aparicio in a 10-round lightweight clash, and in the co-featured bout, Jimenez takes on Veracruz’ Humberto “Chato” Morales in a 10-round fight for the FECARBOX Bantamweight Title.
Fresh from back-to-back 12-round draws against Javier Prieto in WBC Silver Lightweight Title bouts, Ivan “Macanon” Cano (22-6-2, 15 KOs) will seek a return to the win column in his first fight of 2015 this Saturday. A former WBC Youth champion, Cano is unbeaten in six of his last eight bouts and with a victory over Aparicio, he will kick off his campaign for a shot at the 135-pound title.
Winner of four of his last six bouts, hard-hitting Jhon Carlo “Sireno” Aparicio (27-8, 21 KOs) has similar title aspirations and while he has already held the WBC Mundo Hispano and WBC FECOMBOX belts, he wants a world title. A win over Cano on Feb. 28 will set him in the right direction.
A 22-year-old bantamweight banger, Edgar “Andres” Jimenez (19-11-1, 14 KOs) has become popular with fans for his aggressive style in the ring. The current WBC FECARBOX Champion has been showing some of his best form as of late, with wins in four of his last five bouts, including three knockouts.
One of boxing’s most compelling comeback stories, Humberto “Chato” Morales (12-11-3, 8 KOs, 1 NC) had an 8-11-2 record as 2013 closed, but in 2014 he roared back ending with a record of 4-0-1 with 1 NC in six bouts. Coming off an eight-round win over Cesar Gandara last November, Morales is hoping for another spectacular year in 2015 beginning with Saturday’s bout against Jimenez.
Cano vs. Aparicio, is a 10-round lightweight bout presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez. The FOX Deportes broadcast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.