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Andrew Cancio vs. Saul Rodriguez Set For September 12 has been advised that former super featherweight champion Andrew Cancio (21-5-2) will take on Saul “Neno” Rodriguez (24-1-1) on September 12th in an ESPN televised bout set for 10 rounds. The fight will have a maximum weight limit of 131 pounds. was first to report the fight.

The card will take place at “The Bubble” inside of the MGM Grand Garden Hotel and Casino like the rest of the Top Rank/ESPN cards since boxing returned during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cancio scored a major upset when he stopped Alberto Machado in 4 rounds in February, 2019 to capture the WBA super featherweight title. He followed up that performance by knocking him out a round faster in their June rematch. His rollercoaster 2019 campaign ended in November when Rene Alvarado stopped him on cuts in 7 rounds.

Cancio will now be trained by veteran trainers Marcos Caballero and Joel Díaz in the Coachella Valley in Southern California.

Rodriguez bounced back from last year’s shock knockout loss to Miguel Angel Garcia with a 4th round KO victory over John Ross in February.

In other action on the card, former title challengers Miguel Marriaga and Joet Gonzalez will square off in a previously announced featherweight showdown.

Welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Amir Imam were also mentioned as a possibility for the card for but terms for the bout were never agreed upon.

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Comment by Kannabis Kid on 08-06-2020

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;20692737]Not mistaken, he WAS training with Goosen. But looks like they just recently split and it had something to do with Cancio getting promoted at his job.[/QUOTE]Makes sense Caballero is a good trainer I like Goossen too though we shall…

Comment by KTFOKING on 08-06-2020

[QUOTE=Kannabis Kid;20692166]I thought Cancio was training with Joe Goosen could be mistaken though[/QUOTE] Not mistaken, he WAS training with Goosen. But looks like they just recently split and it had something to do with Cancio getting promoted at his job.

Comment by RightJabLikeZab on 08-06-2020

[QUOTE=Wolfie*;20691995]Wow. That's a interesting fight. This is Neno's last shot.[/QUOTE] How? He's 27 and only has 1 loss. Unless you're talking about Cancio.

Comment by Eastlos on 08-06-2020

As Elie Seckbach would say “It’s Neno”... This is turning up to be a sneakily good card by Top Rank. Cancio Vs. Neno and Murriaga Vs Gonzalez are solid fights. Got Neno KO’ing Cancio in a brawl and Gonzalez out…

Comment by Southpawology on 08-06-2020

With Robert Garcia back in nenos corner and world class sparring I got neno KO'ing cancio

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