By Miguel Rivera
The WBC has advised BoxingScene.com that Pablo Cesar Cano (22-0-1, 17 KOs) has been approved to face Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KOs) for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title on September 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cano replaces the ill Lucas Matthysse who withdrew on Thursday. The fight is going to be televised on HBO pay-per-view as part of the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz "Star Power" event. Cano is trained by Mexican veteran Rudy Perez, who trains Marcos Maidana and used to train Morales' old rival Marco Antonio Barrera.