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Xu Can beats Robles, retains WBA feather title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA featherweight champion Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs) scored an entertaining twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Manny Robles III (18-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Can Robles
Can, China’s third world champion in history, impressively outworked and broke down Robles, especially over the second half of the fight. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 118-110 for Can. Robles’ father trains heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

“We trained very hard in the camp, three months for the fight,” said Xu Can afterward. “We wanted to show everybody in the world.”

Who do you want next?

“Josh [Harrington]! You coming out? Now I’m here. You see I’m here, right? Let’s fight. Let’s unify.”

Where would you want the fight?

“Anywhere. I can fight anywhere. I promise I will bring the belt back home to China.”

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