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Andrew Cancio Expected To Make Top Rank Debut in April

Former WBA super featherweight world champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio, the working man's hero who reached the pinnacle of the sport, has signed a multi-fight promotional contract with Top Rank. Cancio, who still holds down a full-time job at Southern California Gas Company, is expected to make his Top Rank on ESPN debut in April.
 
“Andrew Cancio is one of the very best fighters at 130 pounds, a hard-working young man who deserves another opportunity to fight at the sport’s highest level,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “He was a free agent, miraculously, and we didn’t hesitate to make a deal with him and his team."
 
"I'm very grateful to begin the next chapter of my career with Bob Arum and the entire Top Rank team in my corner,” Cancio said. “I look forward to returning to the ring in front of my army of supporters and am fully prepared to fight my way towards becoming a world champion again. Thanks very much to my team, particularly my manager, Ray Chaparro, who has always believed in me and has been incredibly supportive of my career and instrumental in the success I've achieved."

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Said Chaparro: "Andrew and I are honored to join Top Rank as we move forward towards the rest of his career. I've known for a long time that Andrew is a world-class fighter and am very happy to begin working with Bob Arum and his outstanding team on our march towards another world title. I'd specifically like to thank Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman, who has worked diligently to welcome us to Top Rank. We both look forward to working closely with him in the future."
 
Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs), from Blythe, Calif., knocked out Alberto Machado last February in four rounds to win the WBA super featherweight world title. Four months later, he repeated the deed, this time stopping Machado in three rounds. Cancio’s title reign ended last November when Nicaraguan veteran Rene Alvarado knocked him out in seven rounds.
 
Cancio is one of the sport’s top regional ticket-sellers, as he routinely draws sold-out crowds to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., a 90-minute drive from Blythe. After the Alvarado defeat, Cancio was released by his previous promoter, paving the way for him to sign with Top Rank. WBO world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring, WBC world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt, former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez, former two-weight world champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton and former world champion Masayuki “The Judge” Ito are Top Rank-signed fighters who currently campaign at 130 pounds, leaving Cancio with a plethora of options as he resumes his career.

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Comment by Phill lynott on 01-24-2020

Good for Cancio! He will get paid all the while he slowly gets pisitioned for a world title. Which in his case is good. He has a bad loss to shake off and I belive he will. Even in that…

Comment by PredatorStyle on 01-24-2020

Cool, looks like he landed on his feet. Hope he has a good run to get back at GBP

Comment by JuniorTorres720 on 01-23-2020

There's some monsters at the 130 pound division fighting under Top Rank. I hope Cancio can rack up some solid wins/paydays and possibly win another world title. Would love to see the Cinderella story repeated.

Comment by EDD1 on 01-23-2020

I hope he gets some good opportunities to show against some name opponents, this man is fun to watch, full time work and boxing is tough and he seems like he should be able to contend in big fights if…

Comment by richardt on 01-23-2020

Glad to see he has been signed. From what i heard he said some things about GBP that caused him to be dropped...not sure the story there, but at least he can get some more paydays.

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