Cano Confident: I Know I Can Beat Paulie Malignaggi
By Hector Islas, notifight.com
Mexico's Pablo Cesar Cano, the interim-super lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), is pretty confident about moving up to the welterweight division to challenge WBA champion Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi. Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) against Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) will take place on October 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The main event will feature WBC/WBA 140-pound champion Danny Garcia in a rematch with Mexican legend Erik "El Terrible" Morales.
He doesn't view Malignaggi as a dangerous opponent at welterweight.
"He's a good boxer, but he's shorter than me. He's at welterweight but he's not a puncher. He just left the super lightweight division. I have everything to gain and little to lose. My title will not be at stake. I have no problem with moving up a division and I know that I can beat him," Cano said.
If Cano wins the fight, he plans to vacate the title and return to the junior welterweight division to pursue the winner of the Garcia-Morales rematch.
War Cano!!!Comment by Carlos Alberto on 08-25-2012
[QUOTE=Lac'em up;12451406]Garcia would totally destroy Cano.[/QUOTE] I would have to disagree. Styles make fights and I think Cano has the style to give Garcia trouble. But like somebody else already said, he most likely won't get to Garcia because Paulie…Comment by r.castaneda on 08-25-2012
even tho i don't like pauli, & iznt really a big puncher, he's got some skill. it'll be tuff for cano to find him. he better attack the body. if he times his punches & is willing to take a…Comment by BabyFaceAssasin on 08-25-2012
Everyone feels like they can beat Paulie he has no power and he's slowed down a bit. Plus he has a name to make money off of. Bantamweigts will be calling him out soon...Comment by ddangerous on 08-25-2012
Cano gives Paulie a good chance of getting two stoppage victories in a row, which will mean that pigs can fly and hell has officially frozen over. :usa1:Post a Comment/View More User Comments (8)