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Pablo Cesar Cano, Vic Darchinyan to return on Saturday

Fighters Network

Former titleholder Vic Darchinyan will return to action in support of a welterweight main event headlined by ex-title challenger Pablo Cesar Cano Saturday at Domo del Palacio Municipal, Chetumal, Mexico.

Darchinyan (39-7-1, 28 knockouts) will face Juan Jimenez (19-8, 12 KOs) and Cano (27-4-1, 20 KOs) will take on Jorge Silva (20-6-2, 16 KOs) in a Golden Boy Promotions event to be televised on FOX Deportes and Televisa.

A third bout matches 20-year-old middleweight Antonio Gutierrez (17-0-1, 7 KOs) and Gilberto Flores (23-14, 18 KOs), who was stopped in the second round of his last fight in January 2014.

Cano, 25, is 4-4 with two knockouts over the course of his past eight fights. Cano was a 21-year-old with a record of 23-0-1 and 18 KOs when he lost by 10th round stoppage to Erik Morales in a failed bid to earn the WBC’s vacant junior welterweight belt in Sept. 2011.

After winning three straight, Cano lost a disputed split decision to Paulie Malignaggi in October 2012. Cano lost his next bout by unanimous decision to Shane Mosley in May 2013, bounced back with a unanimous decision over Ashley Theophane in September 2013 and lost his last fight by ninth round technical knockout against Fernando Angulo last March.

In Silva, he faces a man who is 1-4-1 in his past five fights and had lost for the third straight time when he was stopped in the sixth round by Alan Sanchez in April. During that time, Silva has battled to a draw with then-undefeated Yoshihiro Kamegai in October 2012, and lost his next bout by hard-fought unanimous decision to Alfredo Angulo in December 2012.

Darchinyan, 39, has lost his past two fights by ninth round technical knockout to Nonito Donaire in Nov. 2013 and fifth round stoppage to Nicholas Walters in May 2014. He will compete as a junior featherweight against Jimenez.

Jimenez, 23, lost is coming off his third consecutive win, represented by last month’s unanimous decision over Edgar Martinez.


Note: Information from a release.