LOS ANGELES (Sept. 17) – After battling it out for 12 rounds that were too close to call on May 17, Mexican lightweight stars Javier “Implecable” Prieto and Ivan “Macanon” Cano will meet once again for the WBC Silver Lightweight Title on Saturday, Sept. 27, and this time, the fighters competing at the Hotel Gran Riviera Princess in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, promise there will be no draw verdict rendered.
In the Televisa and FOX Deportes co-main event, female boxing superstar Zulina “La Loba” Munoz looks to spoil the unbeaten record of Karina “Kary” Hernandez when they meet in a 10-round non-title junior bantamweight bout.
Michoacan’s Javier Prieto (24-7, 18 KOs) had been close to making his move on the elite in past years but he just couldn’t win the big one. That all changed for the eight-year veteran in 2012, when he began compiling victory after victory, culminating in a 12-round decision win over Vicente Mosquera last November, earning him the WBC Silver Lightweight Title. The win was his eighth straight, and though the 27-year-old drew with Cano in May, he can resume his world title run with a victory on Sept. 27.
The brother of respected contender Pablo Cesar Cano, Mexico City’s Ivan Cano (16-6-1, 12 KOs) is on the verge of moving into the world championship picture should he defeat Prieto in their Sept. rematch. Shaking off a rough two-fight patch in 2013 that saw him lose to Dierry Jean and Daniel Ruiz, Cano bounced back with a knockout of Salvador Carreon last November and followed it up with his spirited draw against Prieto. Now it’s time for Cano to show the world just how good he can be.
The WBC Female Junior Bantamweight Champion since 2012, Zulina Munoz (42-1-2, 27 KOs) has since defended her title six times, avenging her lone loss to Alesia Graf in the process. On Sept. 27, the 27-year-old native of Mexico City will seek her 43rd professional victory in a non-title bout against Nezahualcoyotl’s Karina Hernandez (5-0-3, 1 KO). A talented fighter who won the NABF Female Flyweight Title in her most recent bout against Aracely Palacios in May, Hernandez is taking a big step up against Munoz, but as the saying goes, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.
Prieto vs. Cano II, a 12-round bout for Prieto’s WBC Silver Lightweight Title, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Cancun Boxing de Pepe Gomez in association with Canelo Promotions, and sponsored by Corona Extra. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6:30 p.m. CT. The Televisa broadcast will air on Channel 5 and begins at 10:30 p.m. CT (Delayed broadcast) and the FOX Deportes broadcast will air at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT (Live broadcast).