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Cano Unseats Johan Perez To Win Interim-WBA Belt

By Hesiquio Balderas

Cancun, Mexico - The main event was a toe to toe battle with Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19KOs) defeating previously undefeated Johan Perez (15-1-1, 12KOs) to win the interim-WBA super lightweight title by majority decision with scores of 68-65, 68-65 and 67-67. The fight was stopped early due to a cut over the right eye of Pablo Cesar Cano.

In the first round, Cano was cut and Perez was bleeding from the nose. They traded bombs in the middle of the ring going back and forth. Cano landing lead right hands and Perez come back with left hooks to the head of the Mexican fighter.

In round seven, in the heat of the battle, Cano and Perez clashed heads and Pablo suffered a huge cut over his right eye, prompting the referee, by the recommendation of the doctor, to stop the fight.

"It is a dream come true, this is what I always wanted. I can't believe it..I am a world champion now," said the new champion Cano.

The fight was promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez of Cancun Boxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 07-22-2012

No upset clear 50/50 fight heading in too it.Wish Perez got the win but credit too Cano has gotten on a nice roll since Morales

Comment by Boxing Bob on 07-22-2012

cool, maybe this will pave the way for Perez to fight one of the other five WBA super lightweight "champions"

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-22-2012

no problems w/the stoppage, saw it on FoxDeportes but I don't classify this an upset especially the way Cano gave such a hard bout vs Morales last yr...mayb the surrprise was leaving the WBC as 4 a while Morales was…

Comment by TheGunslinger on 07-22-2012

Great fight this was! Congrats to Pablo Cesar Cano on the well deserved win.

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