When Will Andrew Cancio Fight In A Top Rank Ring?
It appears that Top Rank has found the right opponent for Andrew Cancio, one in which the Nevada State Athletic Commission will allow.
According to ESPN’s Steve Kim, Cancio will face off against Saul Rodriguez on September 12. The 131-pound fight will take place inside the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
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.
Signing with Top Rank in January, Cancio was supposed to take on Tyler McCreary in April. The fight card ended up getting postponed as a result of COVID-19. He was supposed to fight on July 16 against Manny Rojas, but the NSAC refused to sanction the bout, saying it was a mismatch. Another bout was rejected, against Cesar Valenzuela, and Cancio was eventually taken off the card. That card featured several fights getting altered due to COVID-19 and weight issues.
According to Boxing Scene, Cancio will now be trained by Marcos Caballero and Joel Diaz. Inside the “Bubble”, Cancio will look to prove why he was signed in the first place.