Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (32-7-1, 22 KOs) retained his WBC International 140 Lbs Silver crown to overpower and finally stop former three-division world champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (45-5, 28 KOs) with a first round TKO on Friday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (Friday 18 January 2018)
Jorge Linares – 139.4 lbs.
Pablo Cesar Cano – 139.6 lbs.
In a Mexico vs. Kazakhstan clash two days before the second superfight Canelo-GGG , Pablo Cesar Cano scored a technical decision over previously unbeaten Ruslan Madiev on Thursday night September 13th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The fight ended after Cano suffered a bad cut from a nasty headbutt. Video replays confirmed the accidental headbutt caused the cut. The fight went to score cards.
Cano wins the vacant WBC International Silver belt
A clash of heads in the first round opened a cut over Cano’s left eye.
“El Demoledor” continued to outbox Madiev with quick combinations, but the young Kazak was landing a few of his rights worsening Cano’s cut.
In the fourth session Cano was cut on the forehead again above the left eye and his face was smeared with blood.
Late in the fifth, Madiev connected with a right that knocked Cano’s mouthpiece out .
In the interval before the start of the sixth the doctor examined the gash of Cano’s forehead and ruled it too serious for the fight to continue. The vacant Championship was decided by the judges’ cards and all three gave the decision to Cano by 49-46.
Former WBC International SILVER champions in this division
Danny O’Connor USA
Manvel Sargsyan Armenia
Aik Shakhnazaryan Armenia
Cletus Seldin USA
Humberto Soto México
Viktor Postol Ukraine