Cancio fighting for world title – and respect

WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-4-2, 16 KOs) hosted a media workout yesterday at KnuckleHeadz Boxing in Ventura, Calif. ahead of his 12-round title defense against Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (31-8, 20 KOs). The fight will place November 23 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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The same day in Las Vegas, Leo Santa Cruz fights Miguel Flores for the WBA super featherweight “super” world title. Cancio doesn’t like it. “I think it’s a bunch of B.S.,” he said. “I got the short end of the stick once again. I’m not a big name to a lot of people like Leo Santa Cruz is. I feel like that’s why they did it.

“Machado, his belt got taken away because he was super champion and they gave it to Gervonta “Tank” Davis, so if I come out victorious November 23 and if Leo comes out victorious November 23, that’s a fight I definitely want to make. I feel like I’m the bigger, stronger 130-pound guy. I feel like his style and my style will clash for a good fight, but I think he’s going to realize the difference at 130 pounds.”

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