By Rick Reeno
MGM Grand, Las Vegas - In a ten round welterweight clash, Pablo Cesar Cano (27-3-1, 20KOs) won a ten round split decision over Ashley Theophane (33-6-1, 10KOs). Cano's strength and aggressive nature controlled the action in several rounds and had him bloody by the sixth. Cano continued to fight well down the stretch and closed out strong. The scores were 96-94 for Theophane - a score that left several mouths wide open as Theophane won two rounds at most. The other two judges had it 98-92 and 97-93 for Cano.
Super middleweight Luis Arias (7-0 3KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over James Winchester (16-9). All three judges saw it 60-54.
Hot super middleweight prospect Ronald Gavril (7-0, 5KOs) won a tough eight round unanimous decision over Shujja El Amin (12-5, 6KOs). Gavril had him hurt twice during the fight but couldn't finish him off. All three judges had it 79-73.
Middleweight prospect Chris Pearson (12-0, 9KOs) demolished Joshua Williams (9-6, 5KOs) in one round. Williams was taking a beating and his nose/mouth was gushing blood as the referee waved it off at 1:14.
Mayweather Promotions' super middleweight prospect Lanell Bellows (6-0-1, 5KOs) scored a first round knockout over previously undefeated Jordan Moore (3-1). Bellows caught Moore with a inside counter to what appeared to be the head, but Moore was holding his side and was barely able to beat the count as the referee waved things off.
Tags: Ashley Theophane , Pablo Cesar Cano , Chris Pearson , Luis Arias , Lanell Bellows , Ronald Gavril , Cano-Theophane , Cano vs. Theophane