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Cano Claims WBA Interim Belt

Pablo Cesar Cano won the WBA interim super-featherweight title via a seventh round technical decision over current champ Johan Perez the Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday.


An otherwise exciting fight was brought to a sudden halt when both fighters were cut after a nasty clash of heads, prompting referee Luis Pabon to stopped the fight and to the scorecards after seven rounds. The scores were 68-65 twice for Cano and 67-67.


On the undercard lightweight Jorge Romero scored a fourth round tko win over former world champ Rudy Lopez . Lopez was floored in rounds three and four.


The upset of the night happened when Denver light welterweight Manuel Perez won a 10 round split decision over Jose Cotto . The scores were 96-94 twice for Perez and 96-95 for Cotto.


July 22, 2012


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