Erik Morales vs. Pablo Cesar Cano

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2011-09-17 : Erik Morales 140 lbs beat Pablo Cesar Cano 140 lbs by RTD at 3:00 in round 10 of 12

  • Fourth world title for more experienced Morales by stopping the undefeated 21 year old Cano (21-0-1) on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather versus Victor Ortiz
  • Corner stoppage by Cano's corner to referee Kenny Bayless, with blood streaming from the left eye of Cano, and both of Cano's eye's completely swollen shut.
  • First two rounds were a slow start, perhaps Cano won them. From then on Morales had the fight won on the cards hands down, and the outcome was never in doubt.
  • Patient, meticulous performance by a well conditioned Morales, calmly staying in front of Cano, using consistent fast head jabs to pick apart Cano's defenses.
  • Cano was a late substitute opponent for Lucas Martin Matthysse in this WBC vacant world light welterweight title fight, who pulled out of the bout.
  • Ringside doctor gave Cano another chance midway through the tenth round-when bout could have been stopped due to Cano's swollen eyes and bad left eye cut.
  • Clean bout by both fighters, with the referee mostly invisible.
  • Bout broadcast live worldwide from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.