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 Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora To Weigh-In Separately On Friday Video: Dereck Chisora Explains Why He Threw Chair at Whyte Photos: Chisora Throws Table at Whyte, Chaos Erupts at Presser Misael Rodriguez, Bronze Medal Winner, Inks With Schaefer Jessie Vargas: Facing Pacquiao Will Make Me a Better Fighter Bermane Stiverne: All The Pressure is on Povetkin, I Will KO Him! Dereck Chisora Throws Table At Whyte During Presser Trainer: Biggest Fight For Charlo At 154 (Canelo) Won't Happen Crawford's Trainer: We Won't Get Pacquiao If It’s Up to Roach Andy Ruiz: I Will Die Trying To Beat Joseph Parker For That Belt! Joshua: I'm The Guy Who Should Beat Klitschko - I'll Prove It! Video: Dillian Whyte Shreds "D*ck" Dereck Chisora, Vows KO Win George Groves vs. Fedor Chudinov For Vacant WBA Title Ordered Eddie Hearn Reacts To Rumors That Kell Brook is Jumping Ship Froch Laughs at Critics Who Say He "Ducked" Golovkin Fight Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Top Form, On Weight For Return Jermall Charlo says Julian Williams match is Jones-Hopkins reprise De La Hoya: After That Win, Saunders' Offer For Canelo Cut in Half! Photos: Terence Crawford Gets in Fight Week Work For Molina Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Orlando Salido Rematch in March? Verdejo to Face Southpaw TBA In 2/3 Return to Prep for Flanagan Joshua: If David Haye Beats Bellew, I'm Fine With Fighting Him! Sergey Lipinets Hopes Win Over Lenny Z Leads To a Title Shot Photos: Britsch Hits Mexico For War With Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photos: Ray Beltran Hits Omaha For Mason Menard Clash Jacobs' Trainer: We're Ready To Take Gennady Golovkin's Belts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina Hold Open Workouts Joe Smith Jr.: I'll Finish Off What Kovalev Started, KO Hopkins Bellew To Haye: Forget Joshua, You Are Getting Knocked Out! Klitschko vs. Joshua: Wladimir Embraces 80,000 at Wembley Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Set For February 25, Quebec Holyfield, Barrera, Tapia Officially Announced For IBHOF Class Shakur Stevenson To Be Managed By James Prince, Andre Ward Antonio Vargas Making Pro Moves, Inks Managerial Deal Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement