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Photos: Cancio Pulls Off Huge Shocker, KO of Alberto Machado

 In front of a sold-out crowd at Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino on Saturday night, Andrew Cancio rebounded from a first-round knockdown to upset Alberto Machado to win the WBA Super Featherweight Title in a thrilling performance. (photos by Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos).

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In a co-main event that saw the champion hit the canvas, Rey Vargas defeated Franklin Manzanilla to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight Title.

Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. moved up to 130 pounds and defeated his friend Charles Huerta by unanimous decision, and the new WBC Continental Americas Lightweight World Titlist Adrian Estrella outlasted Oscar Duarte in a 10-round battle.

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Andrew Cancio - “This was fight of my life. I feel extremely great winning this world title by knockout. I did not let this fight go to the judge’s scorecards.  It’s been a long road and it felt like we thought it would: unbelievable. For me to execute a plan like we did feels great. He caught me early,  but it was a flash knockdown. I got my legs back and got my composure. I was never out the fight. I’m extremely happy.”

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On what he had to do to win: “Go back to gym, and I know I had a lot to prove. I know people doubted me and gave me no chance. I knocked him out. So hopefully all you critics who didn’t think I have a chance, and it would be an easy win for Machado. Now you got a world-class fighter and I’m here baby.”

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On the game plan: “Body, body, body, and upper cuts. After he dropped me, I relaxed and stuck with the game plan. He was standing up so I started attacking the body. I hit hard and I started to dig, dig and dig.”

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BigStomps on 02-11-2019

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;19503753]Agreed Lomachenko beats Davis in a 8-4 type of fight, in my book Loma is the #1 pound per pound.[/QUOTE] Fair enough! I've got Lomachenko at #2 behind Crawford but I won't complain if you think he's number#1! But nobody…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 02-11-2019

[QUOTE=BigStomps;19502601]Well I haven't read nobody say Tank had Machado problems but if you say they did then they are obviously wrong. I also would pick Tank to beat Machado and Cancio. But for you to say Tank makes easy work…

Comment by BigStomps on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=Bossman15;19502546]Disagree on one thing that you said no one said that Tank had Machado problems several people in the post before including Boxing Hero kinda dick sucked Machado, when I been had said Tank knocks him out in under 5.…

Comment by Bossman15 on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=BigStomps;19502218]Quit lying fool! Nobody said Tank had Machado problems. How can Tank have Machado problems when they've never fought before?? People said Machado was the real WBA champ cause he beat Corrales for the belt but now Cancio is the…

Comment by BigStomps on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=T.M.T;19502060]He quit. And ya haters were saying that Tank D. Had machado problems. What joke.🥊[/QUOTE] Quit lying fool! Nobody said Tank had Machado problems. How can Tank have Machado problems when they've never fought before?? People said Machado was the…

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