Update On Andrew Cancio Vs. Saul Rodriguez
It looks like we will have to once again wait for Andrew Canceio’s Top Rank debut to happen.
Boxing Scene was the first to report that Cancio’s September 12 fight against Saul Rodriguez has been nixed. The report stated that both fighters could not come to an agreement financially on the bout.
A former Golden Boy fighter, Cancio (21-5-2) made his professional debut in 2006. The 31-year-old first fought for gold in 2016, losing to Joseph Diaz for the WBC-NABF Featherweight Title. He would then beat Aidar Sharibayev for the WBA Inter-Continental Super-Featherweight Title. On a four-fight win streak following the Diaz loss, Cancio won the WBA Super-Featherweight Title. He would defend it once but lost his last bout and the title in November against Rene Alvarado.
Rodriguez (24-1-1) is coming off of a win against Joshu Ross back in February. A TKO win, it was a rebound following his first loss to Miguel Angel Gonzalez via knockout in June 2019. The 27-year-old has 18 wins via knockout.
Cancio was supposed to take on Tyler McCreary in April after signing with Top Rank. The fight card ended up getting postponed as a result of COVID-19. He was then supposed to fight in July against Manny Rojas, but the NSAC refused to sanction the bout. A bout with Cesar Valenzuela was also rejected.
The Top Rank September 12 card features Egidijus Kavaliauskas v. Mikael Zewski in a welterweight bout and Miguel Marriaga v. Joet Gonzalez in a featherweight bout. ESPN+ will be airing the card.