LOS ANGELES - Two of Mexico's rising stars will be in the spotlight at The Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday, May 26 when Tlanepantla's Pablo Cesar Cano faces Colombia's Fidel Monterrosa and Cancun's Sergio Thompson squares off against Argentina's Juan Ramon Solis in co-headlining bouts to be broadcast on Televisa's "Sabados De Corona" in Mexico and on FOX Deportes in the United States.
Also in action for fans on site in Cancun will be some of Golden Boy Promotions' top prospects, as Deontay Wilder, Francisco Vargas and Jamie Kavanagh put their unbeaten records on the line in Mexico.
Cano vs. Monterrosa, a 10-round lightweight fight, and Thompson vs. Solis, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC International Silver Lightweight title, are presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez Promotor Deportivo and sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui, The Grand Oasis Cancun, Quintana Roo Tourism and Cancun Tourism. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 7:00 p.m. CT. The Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5 and begins at 10:30 p.m. CT and the FOX Deportes broadcasts will air at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets, priced at 100 pesos, 500 pesos, 1000 pesos, 1500 pesos, are available for purchase at Hooters Z.H., Farmacia Paris Centro de Cancun and The Grand Oasis Cancun.
Known as "El Demoledor," Pablo Cesar Cano (23-1-1, 18 KO's) has marched through all comers since turning professional in 2006, winning the NABF super lightweight and NABA Mexico lightweight titles along the way. In September of 2011, Cano made international headlines when he stepped in on short notice to face the legendary Erik Morales for the WBC Super Lightweight World title. While he wasn't able to secure a victory, his courageous effort has him marked as a sure-fire future world champion. In his last bout in February, he defeated Francisco Contreras via a sixth round technical knockout and now the 22-year old is ready for what should be an all-out battle with Monterrosa.
Already 34 fights into his career despite being only 23 years old, Galapa, Colombia's Fidel Monterrosa (29-5, 23 KO's) has knockout power, a warrior's heart and he's eager to take his career to the next level. A former world title challenger who extended World Champion Humberto Soto the 12-round distance in 2010, Monterrosa has won three of his last four, all by knockout, proving beyond a doubt that he can compete with anyone in the world at lightweight.
Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20 KO's) is a two-fisted terror in the ring, with all but two of his professional wins coming by knockout, with 15 coming in three rounds or less. The winner of the WBC Mundo Hispano and the WBC FECARBOX titles, his only losses have come via razor close decisions. Thompson is currently riding an eight fight winning streak, including a stirring second round technical knockout victory over former World Champion Jorge Linares in his last fight in March.
Buenos Aires' Juan Ramon Solis (17-5, 6 KO's) began his professional career with a rough start, going 5-5 in his first 10 fights, but he has since won 12 in a row, capturing the interim WBC Latino lightweight title during this hot streak. Following a second round technical knockout win over Mario Cesar Correa on May 5, Solis is ready for the quick call back to the ring against Thompson.
In featured non-televised fights on the stacked 13-fight card, 2008 United States Olympic Bronze medalist Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder (21-0, 21 KO's) looks to keep his amazing knockout streak intact in an eight round fight against Bartonsville, Pennsylvania's Jess Oltmanns (10-2, 7 KO's). The 26-years old Wilder has ended 12 of his fights in the first round and is undoubtedly one of the hardest punchers in the heavyweight division.
Mexico City's Francisco Vargas (10-0-1, 8 KO's) is another 2008 Olympian showing off his talents on the professional stage, and with seven straight knockouts, he will be bringing the heat in his eight round junior lightweight bout against Ciudad Obregon's Edgar Ramirez (9-5, 7 KO's).
21-year old lightweight Jamie "The Nuisance" Kavanagh (9-0-1, 4 KO's) bounced back from the lone draw of his career last December, stopping Cesar Cisneros in five rounds in March. He will look to impress even more than that when meet an opponent to be named in a six round matchup.