HUGE BOXING WEEKEND IN CANCUN...
MAY 18 SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY VS. PABLO CESAR CANO
EVENT SO BIG, IT HAD TO BE SPLIT IN TWO
SERGIO THOMPSON VS. GUSTAVO SANDOVAL IN
CO-FEATURE WITH ROBERTO MANZANAREZ, ADAN MARES &
MORE FEATURED ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRAND OASIS CANCUN
PLUS: SPECIAL FREE ADMISSION FRIDAY AFTERNOON EVENT
CREATED FROM FIGHTS ORIGINALLY SCVHEDULED FOR
SATURDAY FEATURING FRANCISCO VARGAS, JORGE SILVA & ENRIQUE ORNELAS
FOX SPORTS NETWORKS TO TELEVISE MOSLEY VS. CANO AND
THOMPSON VS. SANDOVAL LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES
MEXICO, May 17 - Saturday's card featuring the return of Sugar Shane
Mosley against Mexican star Pablo Cesar "El Demoledor" Cano at The Grand
Oasis in Cancun, Mexico has added even more fistic firepower with the
addition of a stellar co-main event pitting Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson
against Gustavo Sandoval, as well as undercard bouts starring Golden Boy
Promotions' newest signing, Adan "Speedy" Mares, along with Roberto "Massa" Manzanarez, Miguel Angel Gonzalez and Ivan "Macanón" Cano.
vs. Cano and Thompson vs. Sandoval will be telecast live on FOX Sports
Networks and FOX Deportes in the United States and on Televisa in Mexico
on a delayed basis.
three fights originally scheduled for Saturday have been moved to
Friday afternoon creating a special free admission event at The Grand
Oasis featuring Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas, Jorge "Pantera" Silva and Enrique Ornelas.
Mosley vs. Cano is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and "Cancún Boxing" de Pepe Gómez and sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui, The Grand OasisCancun, Quintana Roo Tourism and Cancun Tourism. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT and the first
fight begins at 6:00 p.m. CT. The FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes
broadcast will air live at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00
p.m. PT respectively and the Televisa broadcast will air on Canal 5
beginning at 10:30 p.m. CT.
priced at 200 pesos, 300 pesos, 500 pesos, 1000 pesos and 1500 pesos
are available for purchase at Periodico Quequi by calling +52 (998) 193
2100, Hotel Gran Oasis, Farmacias Paris, sucursal Yaxchilan and Crucero,
Presidencia Municipal de Benito Juarez.
native of Chetumal now making his home in Cancun, 29-year-old Sergio
"Yeyo" Thompson (26-2, 24 KO's) has been crushing the competition at 130
pounds for years and on May 18 he will attempt to stop Gustavo
Sandoval. Currently sporting a 12-fight win streak that includes 10
straight knockouts, Thompson has dispatched Jorge Linares, Moises Castro
and Juan Ramon Solis during the streak, establishing himself as perhaps
the division's most feared puncher.
Colombia's Gustavo "Huracan" Sandoval (13-4-1, 11 KO's) is a talented
up and comer ready to make his move on the world elite on Saturday. The
winner of three of his last four fights, the 21-year-old power hitter
is eager to go punch for punch with Thompson in his Yeyo's hometown.
a 10 round battle for the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental Lightweight
title, 18-year-old Los Mochis phenom Roberto Manzanarez (22-1, 18 KO's)
meets 21-year-old Oscar Arenas (24-5, 21 KO's) of Coahuila in a fight
many feel has the potential to steal the show from the headliners
his older brother Pablo Cesar Cano steps into the ring with Mosley in
Saturday's main event, Mexico City's Ivan Cano (21-5, 14 KO's) will meet
Los Mochis' Daniel Ruiz (27-6-1, 20 KO's) in eight-round lightweight
younger brother of Three-Division World Champion Abner Mares, Adan
"Speedy" Mares (8-0, 3 KO's) was a solid amateur prospect, compiling a
45-5 record, but his true calling was in the professional game and in
February of 2012 he made his debut with a first round body shot knockout
over Francisco Cervantes. Since then, he has lit up the Mexican fight
scene, showing off speed, power and ring generalship while putting
together his perfect pro slate. In his most recent bout on February 16,
Mares won a shutout four-round decision over Antonio Chuc and on
Saturday he faces Chetumal's Alberto Cupido (7-8-2, 6 KO's) in a
six-round junior featherweight battle.
Also featured will be junior
lightweight prospect Miguel Angel Gonzalez (8-0, 7 KO's) of Los Mochis
who squares off against Queretaro's Luis Becerra (9-5-1, 8 KO's) in a
six-round junior lightweight bout
In fights now to be featured on Friday afternoon which presented
by Golden Boy Promotions and Pepe Gomez Promotor Deportivo and
sponsored by Corona, Periodico QueQui, The Grand OasisCancun, Quintana
Roo Tourism and Cancun Tourism with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. CT and
the first fight beginning at 4:00 p.m. CT.
fighting out of Los Angeles, 28-year-old Francisco Vargas (15-0-1, 12
KO's) represented his native Mexico in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, going
1-1 in the prestigious competition. Turning pro in 2010, Vargas has
built a strong reputation for his versatile skill set and ring savvy.
Last year, he turned up the heat, fighting and winning six times with
five of those wins coming by way of knockout. On January 26, Vargas
kept his hot streak going with a second round knockout win over Ira
Terry and, following the cancellation of his scheduled May 3 bout when
his opponent passed out trying to make weight, he will be back in the
ring this weekend to take on Chiapas' Cristian Arrazola (7-7-1, 4 KO's)
in a lightweight contest scheduled for eight rounds.
Tijuana's Jorge Silva (18-3-2, 14 KO's) will take on Guasave's Cesar
Chavez (21-3, KO's) in a 10-round welterweight fight, while veteran fan
favorite Enrique Ornelas (33-8, 21 KO's) of Guanajuato is back in action
in an eight-round super middleweight clash against Chihuahua's Isaac
Mendez (16-9, 14 KO's).
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