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Erik Morales vs Pablo Cesar Cano Odds: Young Cano Being Given Little Respect

Erik Morales and Pablo Cesar Cano meet tomorrow for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Erik Morales and Pablo Cesar Cano meet tomorrow for the vacant WBC junior welterweight title. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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35-year-old Mexican warrior Erik "El Terrible" Morales has big odds in his favor against young and untested Pablo Cesar Cano tomorrow on the Mayweather vs Ortiz pay-per-view undercard, but the lines are pretty inconsistent, which may owe something to the fact that Cano is a fairly unknown quantity, and that this is a short notice fight.

Sportsbook Morales Cano
5Dimes -800
+550
BetUS -800
+500
Bodog -950
+575
Sportsbook.com -1100
+600


Morales (51-7, 35 KO) was originally scheduled to face Anthony Crolla, who was replaced by Jorge Barrios, who was replaced by Lucas Matthysse, who was replaced by Cano. 21-year-old Cano, also of Mexico, is 22-0-1 (17 KO), but against very limited opposition, and in his most recent fight on June 25 against Pablo Lugo, looked both raw and vulnerable against a fighter far below Morales' level.

Cano is trained by Rudy Perez, who knows Morales very well, having trained Marco Antonio Barrera and Marcos Maidana in defeats of Morales. But I don't think it's any stretch to say that if Cano turns out to be as good as Barrera or Maidana tomorrow night, we will all be quite shocked.