Thursday, 26 July 2012

Malignaggi Vs Cano likely to appear on Morales-Garcia undercard...

Pablo Cesar Cano after his victory over Johan Perez.
On October 20th at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York a huge boxing event will take place as part of the grand opening weekend. The fight headlining the show is a rematch between Danny Garcia and Erik Morales for the WBC light-welterweight title. Whilst this is a decent fight, if the event is going to live up to it's "huge" expectations, there will have to be some pretty decent undercard fights arranged for the show. One of these fights is Paulie Malignaggi Vs Pablo Cesar Cano.

Paulie Malignaggi.
Now, this is not the best fight you will ever see and it's certainly not the biggest fight that either of the two fighters will ever appear in, but it's a pretty decent fight for an undercard. The fight is not definite, but Cano's manager Rolando Arellano has revealed that an offer from Team Malignaggi has been made and he is just waiting for his fighter to make a decision.

"I actually want to speak with [Cano]. I want to actually have the team look at the video [of Malignaggi]. I want to make sure that he's not an unfair advantage at 147. Once I am assured that we can perform adequately at that then I will give Richard Schaefer the final answer. From a management perspective, I think it's a good opportunity for him. He's young, he's a good fighter and Paulie Malignaggi is a good fighter also but he doesn't have a big bang," Arellano told

Cano is actually coming off of a career-best performance against previously undefeated Johan Perez last Saturday (July 21st). With the victory he captured the WBA light-welterweight interim title. Malignaggi is also coming off a fantastic performance where he won the WBA welterweight title against highly-ranked Ukrainian Serhiy Fedchenko.

Malignaggi claims that if a fight with Cano does come off, he will not overlook the young fighter.

"Cano I have to take seriously," he said. "He's a very good body puncher, he'll try to take my legs away. I will take him seriously."

I think this would be a good fight to take for both men. Malignaggi is looking to make the first defence of his title and Cano is the perfect fighter to do it against. He's the not the most talented fighter out there but he's still a relatively big name that will attract a few fans. And it's an even better opportunity for Cano. If he beats Malignaggi it will be a huge career-boost for him at exactly the right time.

We will have more news on the status of the fight in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. The WBA, WBO, WBC and IBF along with HBO Boxing and all promotional companies all need to stop feeding the public all this BS! Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman is the most feared challenger today. Has anyone seen th light welterweight rankings rescently? Has anyone asked themselves why Amir Khan moved up to welterweight after ‘loosing’? Has anyone wondered why Pablo Cano moved up to Welterweight after the WBA ordered a mandatory fight for the light welterweight title with Guzman? I sure would like to have another reason then all these ‘test fighters’ are some yellow belly chickens!