On Thursday, September 13, two days before the highly anticipated rematch between Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Kazakh wrecking ball Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, another battle between Mexico and Kazakhstan will take place in the Super Lightweight division as Pablo “El Demoledor” Cesar Cano (30-7-1, 21 KOs) faces Ruslan Madiev (12-0, 5 KOs) in the 10-round main event of the September 13 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will live stream the fights beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m PT.
Cano is a 28-year-old puncher who has faced many names in the 140 and 147-pound division. The native of Tlalnepantla, Mexico has taken on the likes of Sugar Shane Mosley, Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, Ashley Theophane, and Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera in his career.
Cano’s best victory was against Johan “El Terrible Perez, where he earned the interim WBA Super Lightweight Title. Cano is hungry to return to the top of the 140-pound rankings, but he’ll have to get past a tough fight against Madiev to do so.
Also on the fight card will be an exciting battle between Maricela Cornejo and Franchon Crews Dezurn for interim World Boxing Council World Female Super Middleweight Title.
Live Boxing Results
Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Ruslan Madiev
In an action-packed fight, Pablo Cesar Cano secures the win over Ruslan Madiev. The fight was stopped by the referee in the 5th round due to an accidental headbutt that Cano sustained. The three judges scored the bout the same, 49-46 for Cano. Cano improves his record now to (31-7-1, 21 KOs)
Maricela Cornejo vs. Franchon Crews Dezurn
Franchon Crews dominates Maricela Cornejo through 10 to secure a majority decision victory and the women’s WBC Super Middleweight title. Final scorecards read 95-95, 99-91, and 99-91 respectively.
Horacio Garcia vs. Isaac Zarate
In a hard fought battle, Horacio Garcia fell short to Isaac Zarate in a split decision loss. The fight showed both fighters looking to trade shots back and forth in virtually every round. Final cards read 77-75, 77-75, and 78-74 respectively.
Can Xu vs. Enrique Bernache
Xu Can had his hands full taking on Enrique Bernache in an 8 round affair. From the opening bell, Bernache flurried Xu with activity but Xu continued to land the more thudding shots more often than not. The fight remained competitive for all 8 rounds and we went to the scorecards. Final scorecards read 77-75, 77-75, and 77-74 awarding Xu the split decision victory.
Bilal Akkawy vs. Cristian Olivas
Bilal Akkawy cruised to a unanimous decision win in his U.S. debut over Cristian Olivas. Akkawy, now trained by Eddy Reynoso, handled every round strong showcasing an arsenal of boxing abilities that caused damage to both the body and head of Olivas. Final scorecards read 80-71 x3 for Akkawy.
Raul Curiel vs. Ryan Pino
Francisco Esparza vs. Diuhl Olguin
Francisco Esparza remains undefeated and improves his record to 9-0-1 defeating Diuhl Olguin of Mexico via unanimous decision.
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