Cano rallies from early knockdown to stop Ortiz in two

It’s was a brief night of fights on Facebook tonight, with only one of four fights making it as far as the 5th round. In the main event, junior welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano (33-7-1, 23 KOs) continued his recent resurgence by swiftly stopping Roberto Ortiz (35-5-2, 26 KOs) in only two rounds of action. It wasn’t without some turmoil, though.

Cano started the fight quickly, looking to land hard combinations to the head and body on Ortiz. In fact Cano was having so much early success that he got a little careless, and Ortiz was able to time a right hand that put Cano down while Cano had all of the momentum. Cano would rise to his feet but was clearly still a little hurt, but Ortiz wasn’t able to really follow up with anything significant before the bell rang.

Then in the second round Cano picked up right where he was before the knockdown, strafing Ortiz with lengthy combinations to the head and body until Ortiz wilted along the ropes and fell to a knee. At that point Ortiz would stay on that knee until the referee counted him out, ending the fight.

The other three fights on the main card turned out to be mostly squash matches, starting with junior flyweight Hasanboy Dusmatov (1-0, 1 KO) completely pounding Jesus Cervantes (9-8, 5 KOs) en route to another second round knockout in his professional debut.

Undefeated women’s flyweight Sulem Urbina (11-0, 2 KOs) also put a on a beatdown performance, completely thrashing poor ol’ Luz Martinez (6-3, 3 KOs) over three full rounds of one-sided action.

Finally, flyweight Ricardo Sandoval (17-1, 12 KOs) stopped Gilbert Gonzalez (15-3-1, 12 KOs) in five rounds — the longest fight of the night. This fight all that much more competitive than the others, it just took a little longer.