Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cano’s Manager Confident in Chances Against Mosley

By Ryan Maquiñana

Rolando Arellano, manager of welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano, spoke to BoxingScene.com about his client Pablo Cesar Cano’s chances against Shane Mosley this Saturday.

Cano (26-2-1, 20 KOs), from Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mex., has made the trip east to Cancun to face a future Hall of Famer in Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KOs), who has seen better days but is far from a heavy underdog.

“Pablo’s not the fastest or the quickest, but he brings consistent pressure and he’s heavy-handed,” Arellano told BoxingScene.com.  “He kind of reminds me of [Julio Cesar] Chavez.  He wasn’t the slickest boxer but he just kept coming.

“That pressure not only affects the other fighter not just from a physical standpoint, but from a psychological one.  Shane’s a great fighter, but Pablo’s going to be on him all night long.”

Saturday marks Cano’s second bout as a true welterweight, and his manager feels that his fighter has grown more comfortable with the extra pounds.

“He’s growing.  He’s only 22 years old,” Arellano said.  “He’s got a big frame.  His wrists are big.  His hands are big.  We thought he could hold him at 140 pounds, but no way.

“We brought him up to 147 [pounds] and he still had weight problems, but we couldn’t let him go up anymore, because that would just be a lack of discipline.  After that, we got him a nutritionist, and he has no trouble with weight now.”

In his last outing, Cano was cut but ultimately surprised many onlookers by pushing welterweight titlist Paul Malignaggi to the brink in a split decision defeat on the champ’s Brooklyn hometurf.

“Malignaggi said he’d never been hit in the ribs so hard,” Arellano said.  “He knew how to cut off the ring nicely.  He was calm and collected even after he got the cut, which is a credit to [cutman] Carlos Vargas as well, but overall, Pablo showed he can fight at this level.”

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 05-18-2013

Mosley said he longer has it.....not sure why he didn't stay with that.

Comment by Toltec77 on 05-18-2013

Cano is no good, fighting a shot old ass Mosley, what will he prove.

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-18-2013

At this stage who wouldn't be?

Comment by Foolkiller on 05-18-2013

Rooting for Cano cause we need young blood, but i think Mosley is gonna cut him up for stoppage.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs Caleb Plant on Sparring George Groves, Future Plans Bellew Warns Haye: Try Something - I'll Smack Your F***ing Face! Wilder: Would've Been 'Stupid' to Face a 'Killer' in This Fight Lomachenko: I'll Be No. 1 P4P Once I Beat Two Lightweight Champs Hughie Fury’s Trainer: He Must Rip Title Away From Joseph Parker Frank Buglioni Joins Matchroom Ahead Of March 4 Return Andy Townend, With 3/4 Win, To Face Jon Kays For Commonwealth Danny Garcia: I'm a More Patient, Balanced Fighter Than Thurman Jacobs Feels Golovkin's Hype is Built on Calculated Matchmaking Deontay Wilder, Defense Aside, Has Far Bigger Targets For 2017 Arum: Reports of Pacquiao vs. Khan Deal is Complete Bullsh*t! Roach: I Won't Count McGregor Out in Mayweather Fight Photos: Miguel Flores vs. Dat Nguyen - Official PBC on FS1 Weigh-In Christian Montano Inks Managerial Pact With Cameron Dunkin De La Hoya Expects Canelo vs. Chavez To Break 1 Million PPV Buys Canelo: Rivalry is Legit, Chavez Jr. Said A lot of Things About Me Jose Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell IBF Eliminator in Play Chavez: They Say Canelo is The Best, A Win Opens Many Doors Chocolatito Focused on Improving Defense, Speed in Camp Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Mexico City Lomachenko 'A Little Disappointed' He's Not Fighting Salido Next Sergey Lipinets To Return on Thurman vs. Garcia Undercard Chavez Sr: You've Seen The Best of Canelo, Not Julio - He Will Win Video: Izu Ugonoh Interview, Training For Dominic Breazeale Two Rio Olympians Ready To Be Showcased on Telemundo Jose Pedraza Eyes 135 Debut in May or June, Robert Easter Shot Michael Watson "Overwhelmed" By Support After Vicious Attack Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Come Together in Mexico City Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez in Play, April 8 on HBO
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement