Paulie Malignaggi defends his newly captured WBA belt before a hometown crowd on October 20th, when he fights Pablo Cesar Cano as part of a big 140/147 lbs championship card to be televised on Showtime, including Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales II and Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander. Cano impressed many in his valiant effort against Erik Morales, where he stepped in as a short-notice sub for Lucas Matthysse. Even so, Malignaggi vs. Cano is the least of the three championship bouts, but it is still interesting nonetheless, and may be the odds-on favorite of the bunch to end before the bell.
Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs)
5'9" tall, 72" reach, 23 years old
Interim (fake) WBA Light Welterweight Champion
Cano is a rising young fighter who has been thrown into the big leagues too early. Erik Morales, who is a lower-tier contender at light welterweight at best, applied superior poise and technique to take Cano to school, handing him a complete beat do...