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GBP plans stacked Fox Deportes card on March 16 in Cancun
Golden Boy Promotions will promote a stacked Fox Deportes-televised card in Cancun, Mexico on March 16 that features a number of quality fighters, including Pablo Cesar Cano, Jorge Linares and Marco Antonio Periban, looking to start 2013 with victories.
Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz informed RingTV.com Saturday night at the Sharif Bogere-Richard Abril card of a Fox Deportes card that is taking place in Cancun, Mexico on March 16 that features a number of quality fighters looking to get in the win column to start 2013.
In the main event, Pablo Cesar Cano (25-2-1, 19 knockouts), of Mexico, will fight Manuel Perez (19-8-1, 4 KOs), of Denver, Colo., in a ten-round junior welterweight contest. Cano is coming off a hotly contested split-decision loss to Paul Malignaggi in October at the inaugural card at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Malignaggi's home. Perez is stiffer than his record indicates and is coming off a solid 2012 where he handed Edgar Santana and Jose Miguel Cotto defeats in consecutive fights.
In the co-main event, undefeated middleweight contender and former Mexican Olympian Marco Antonio Periban (19-0, 12 KOs) will meet an opponent to be determined in his first bout of 2013. Periban is coming off his biggest victory to date, a November ten-round majority decision over tough Francisco Sierra.
Seeing action for the first time in 2013 will be Jorge Linares (32-3, 20 KOs), of Venezuela, against Oxnard, Calif.-based trial horse David Rodela (16-7-3, 7 KOs) in a ten-round 135-pound contest.
Tough Mexican bantamweight Alberto Guevara (16-1, 6 KOs), will also return against an opponent to be determined, fresh off a CBS-televised unsuccessful but game world title challenge against Leo Santa Cruz in December.
Los Angeles based featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez (7-0, 5 KOs) will also see action, as will El Monte, Calif.-based 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz (2-0, KO), who will also return to the ring in a four-round super bantamweight bout.