D-DAY FOR MOSLEY? FACES CANO ON SATURDAY
Full undercard announced for big weekend of fights in Cancun
Press Release: Saturday's card featuring the return of Sugar Shane Mosley against Mexico's Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano in Cancun, Mexico features Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson against Gustavo Sandoval, as well as undercard bouts starring Adan "Speedy" Mares, along with Roberto "Massa" Manzanarez, Miguel Angel Gonzalez and Ivan "Macanón" Cano. Mosley vs. Cano and Thompson vs. Sandoval will be telecast live on Fox Sports Networks and Fox Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico on a delayed basis. Three fights originally scheduled for Saturday have been moved to Friday afternoon creating a special free admission event at The Grand Oasis featuring Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas, Jorge "Pantera" Silva and Enrique Ornelas.
The Fox Sports Networks and Fox Deportes broadcast will air live at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT respectively and the Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 beginning at 10:30 p.m. CT.
A native of Chetumal now making his home in Cancun, 29-year-old Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson (26-2, 24 KO's) will attempt to stop Gustavo Sandoval. Currently sporting a 12-fight win streak that includes 10 straight knockouts, Thompson has dispatched Jorge Linares, Moises Castro and Juan Ramon Solis during the streak, establishing himself as a feared puncher.
Barranquilla, Colombia's Gustavo "Huracan" Sandoval (13-4-1, 11 KO's) is a talented up and comer ready to make his move on the world elite on Saturday. The winner of three of his last four fights, the 21-year-old power hitter is eager to go punch for punch with Thompson in his Yeyo's hometown.
In a ten-round battle at lightweight, 18-year-old Los Mochis phenom Roberto Manzanarez (22-1, 18 KO's) meets 21-year-old Oscar Arenas (24-5, 21 KO's) of Coahuila.
Before his older brother Pablo Cesar Cano steps into the ring with Mosley in Saturday's main event, Mexico City's Ivan Cano (21-5, 14 KO's) will meet Los Mochis' Daniel Ruiz (27-6-1, 20 KO's) in eight-round lightweight action.
The younger brother of multi-division champion Abner Mares, Adan "Speedy" Mares (8-0, 3 KO's) was a solid amateur prospect, compiling a 45-5 record, and in February 2012 he made his debut with a first-round body shot knockout over Francisco Cervantes. In his most recent bout on February 16th, Mares won a shutout four-round decision over Antonio Chuc and on Saturday he faces Chetumal's Alberto Cupido (7-8-2, 6 KO's) in a six-round junior featherweight battle.
Also featured will be junior lightweight Miguel Angel Gonzalez (8-0, 7 KO's) of Los Mochis who squares off against Queretaro's Luis Becerra (9-5-1, 8 KO's) in a six-round junior lightweight bout
In fights now to be featured on Friday afternoon, 28-year-old Francisco Vargas (15-0-1, 12 KO's) represented his native Mexico in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, going 1-1 in the prestigious competition. Last year, he turned up the heat, fighting and winning six times with five of those wins coming by way of knockout. On January 26, Vargas kept his hot streak going with a second-round knockout win over Ira Terry and, following the cancellation of his scheduled May 3rd bout when his opponent passed out trying to make weight, he will be back in the ring this weekend to take on Chiapas' Cristian Arrazola (7-7-1, 4 KO's) in a lightweight contest scheduled for eight rounds.
Plus, Tijuana's Jorge Silva (18-3-2, 14 KO's) will take on Guasave's Cesar Chavez (21-3, KO's) in a ten-round welterweight fight, while veteran Enrique Ornelas (33-8, 21 KO's) of Guanajuato is back in action in an eight-round super middleweight clash against Chihuahua's Isaac Mendez (16-9, 14 KO's).
Tickets are available for purchase at Periodico Quequi by calling +52 (998) 193 2100, Hotel Gran Oasis, Farmacias Paris, sucursal Yaxchilan and Crucero, Presidencia Municipal de Benito Juarez.