CANO RETURNS VS. PEREZ ON SATURDAY
Press Release: Pablo Cesar Cano will face Johan Perez this Saturday with Perez' WBA interim belt at stake in the 140-pound category. The bout will take place in the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico with Fox Deportes broadcasting in the United States.
A ten-round co-feature matches lightweights Jorge Romero and ex-WBC featherweight titlist Rudy Lopez.
Venezuela's Johan "El Terrible" Perez (15-0-1 with 12 KOs) knocked out Kenny Galarza last October and then stopped Fernando Castaneda two months later for the [truly meaningless] WBA interim crown. On July 21st, he makes his first title defense against his sternest test to date in Cano.
Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano (24-1-1 with 19 KOs) lost but gave a gutsy effort against the legendary Erik Morales in their September 2011 title fight. The 22-year-old from Tlanepantla, Mexico returned with two wins so far in 2012. Cano stopped Francisco Contreras (16-2) in six rounds and then knocked out Colombian Fidel Monterrosa in nine.
Cancun's Rudy Lopez (25-5-2, 16 KOs) began his professional career in 2000 as a junior featherweight, and won the WBC's 126-pound world by stopping Takashi Koshimoto in 2006. He lost the title to In-Jin Chi five months later. After a two year break from 2007 to 2009, he returned and with an eight-fight run that has seen him go 5-1-1 with 1 no contest as he enters his fight against Romero.
Jorge Romero (22-5, 19 KOs) of Culiacan has a simple philosophy in the ring. Since his pro debut at only 15 years old in 2006, he's going to do everything in his power to get you before you get him. What has resulted have been 15 knockout wins in three rounds or less, including eight in the first round. Such an aggressive attack has lead to some losses along the way, but makes for exciting fights.