Cano tops Abreu, De La Hoya defeats Roman

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On Friday night, from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio Ca., Pablo Cesar Cano (28-4-1,21 KOs) edged out a majority decision victory over a tough Juan Carlos Abreu (18-1-1, 17 KOs). Though Abreu stayed willing to exchange, it was Cano who got the better of those exchages throughout the 10 round welterweight fight. Scores were 96-94, 97-93 and 95-95.

In the co-featured bout, Super bantamweight prospect Diego De La Hoya (8-0, 6 KOs) had his hands full with Paramount’s Manuel Roman (17-3-3, 6 KOs) but performed well and earned a 80-72 unanimous decision after 8 action filled rounds.

Also on the card,

Seven-foot heavyweight Taishan Dong (2-0, 2 KOs) went the distance with Roy McCrary (3-2, 3 KOs) and earned a unanimous decision after four rounds. Taishan dropped McCrary in the second and third rounds and went on to earn scores of 39-35 and 40-35 twice.

Unbeaten Oscar Negrete (7-0, 3 KOs) took a split decision over Fernando Fuentes (5-3, 1KO) after six rounds in the bantamweight division.

Lightweight Everton Lopes (1-0) was succesfull in his pro-debut, earning a 60-53 unanimous decision victory over Evan Woosley (2-6).

Unbeaten Neeco Macias (7-0, 3 KOs) stopped Tavorus Teague (2-1-1, 1 KO) in the fourth round of a scheduled six. Official time was 1:39

Super featherweight Nicolas “Nick” Arce (2-0, 2 KOs) got the TKO Victory over Lyonel Kelly (1-4, 1 KO)


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