Boxing Results: Pablo Cesar Cano destroys Roberto Ortiz
By Robert Addams: Light welterweight contender Pablo Cesar Cano (34-7-1, 23 KOs) defeated Roberto Ortiz (35-5-2, 26 KOs) by a 2nd round on Saturday night in a scheduled 12 round fight at the Plaza De Toros, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Surprisingly, the 30-year-old Cano was knocked down in the second out by Ortiz. It looked like Cano just forgot about his defense altogether, and went after Ortiz.
Pablo’s reckless fighting style almost cost him
Cano found out the hard way that Ortiz hits too hard for him to be fighting like a wild man against him. That kind of fighting style works for Cano most of the time but not against guys that can punch like Ortiz.
In round two, Cano came out fast and determined to land his shots He backded Ortiz up and pounded him with nice punches from every angle. The 33-year-old Ortiz looked tired from having emptied his tank trying to knockout Cano after he dropped him.
In hindsight, Ortiz should have conserved his energy so that he could last longer in the fight. He had enough power to hurt Cano again later on down the line. Cano landed a flurry of shots that put Ortiz down on the canvas. The referee then stepped in and stopped it.
The victory for Cano allowed him to hold onto his World Boxing Council International Silver 140-lb title.
Cano connected on 63 of 141 punches for a connect percentage of 44.75. For his part, Ortiz landed just 30 of 107 punches for a 28% connect rate.
Cano came into the fight having stopped former three division world champion Jorge Linares in the 1st round last January at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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It’s surprising that Ortiz was able to last a little longer than a talented fighter like Linares. However, it was too much of a jump up in size for Linares to deal with in the fight. He’s always had problems with big punchers.
All in all, it was a good win for Cano over a solid opponent. However, Cano doesn’t look ready to take on WBC/WBO champion Jose Ramirez or IBF/WBA champ Josh Taylor.
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