Wrecker Crushes Treasure

By Clarence George on August 9, 2013
Wrecker Crushes Treasure
"El Demoledor" has fought once this year, losing to Sugar Shane Mosley by decision in May.

The Mayweather-Alvarez undercard appears to be complete, with the first of the televised bouts to be between Pablo Cesar Cano and Ashley Theophane…

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The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul Alvarez undercard appears to be complete, with the first of the televised bouts to be between welterweights Pablo Cesar Cano and Ashley Theophane. The Showtime pay-per-view 10-rounder will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 14.

Twenty-three-year-old Cano (26-3-1, 20 KOs) is a seven-year pro who fought four times last year, retiring Francisco Contreras in the sixth in February, stopping Fidel Monterrosa Munoz by ninth-round KO in May, beating Johan Perez by seventh-round technical decision in July, and suffering a controversial split decision loss to Paulie Malignaggi in October. “El Demoledor” has fought once this year, losing to Shane Mosley by unanimous decision in May.

The Mexican’s third career loss came in 2011, retired by Erik Morales in the 10th for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title. The Wrecker drew against Israel Ramirez in his third fight.

Theophane (33-5-1, 10 KOs), who’ll turn 33 this month, is a 10-year pro. His most recent fights took place in 2012, losing to Darren Hamilton by unanimous decision in May, beating Ronnie Warrior Jr. by unanimous decision in August, and stopping Chaurembo Palasa by first-round KO in December.

The Brit’s other four losses came by way of Judex Meemea in 2005, Oscar Milkitas the same year, Ali Oubaali in 2008, and Danny Garcia in 2010. Worth noting that “Treasure” lost to “Swift” only by split decision. He drew once, against Daniel Thorpe in 2006.

“The opening bout on the card will be another toe-to-toe fight which will certainly entertain the fight fans, and I think that it’s a 50-50 fight between Pablo Cesar Cano against Ashley Theophane,” says Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

“It’s a fight which I don’t know who is going to win,” continues Schaefer. “Eric Gomez, our matchmaker, is telling me that this is going to be one of those slugfests and a fight that you just can’t miss. I think that’s the proper way to open up the telecast.”

I’m no more omniscient than Schaefer, perhaps less so. But Cano is younger and hungrier than his opponent. He’s also the superior boxer and packs a wallop. Last but not least, he’s coming off two consecutive losses and knows three in a row won’t exactly do wonders for his career. He’s looking to score an impressive win, and I think he’ll do just that.

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Shane Mosley vs. Pablo Cesar Cano (1/4)



Shane Mosley vs. Pablo Cesar Cano (2/4)



Shane Mosley vs. Pablo Cesar Cano (3/4)



Shane Mosley vs. Pablo Cesar Cano (4/4)



Ashley Theophane v Danny Garcia Rds 1 & 2



Ashley 'Treasure' Theophane vs Danny 'Swift' Garcia Rds 3, 4 & 5



Ashley Theophane vs Danny Garcia rds 6,7,8



Ashley Theophane v Danny Garcia Rds 9 & 10



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