All Pictures: Stacey Verbeek – Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas
Despite being burdened with the underdog tag, unheralded Pablo Cesar Cano made a name for himself by going ten brutal ebb and flow rounds with ring legend Erik Morales on Saturday, September 17 at the Star Power event in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. By the bout’s conclusion – a teekayo triumph for Morales – both boxers bore bruising, swelling and cuts on their face.
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Cano on his way to the ring, before fighting Morales. It was the 21-year-old's 23rd pro bout and his first outside Mexico
Cano after going ten rounds with Erik. He gave a good account of himself, but took too many overhand rights
Like Cano, Morales - now WBC champ at 140lbs - also had swellings around both eyes and he was cut by his left brow
The Alvarez and Gomez match-up in LA was broadcast to the MGM Grand audience… Canelo won in the 6th round
Vargas was a picture of youth as, despite edging Lopez with a split decision, his face was relatively mark-free
Antonio Tarver was magic man number one as the IBO cruiserweight champ was ringside at Star Power
Paul Malignaggi was magic man number two. The welterweight contender has another 147lb test on October 15
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