Andrew Cancio (20-4-2, 15 KOs) pulled off the biggest win in his career when he unseated Alberto Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) for his WBA Super Featherweight title this past Saturday, February 9, 2019.
It was an impressive performance by Cancio as he looked like he was in major trouble to start the contest. He picked himself off the deck in Round 1, only to deliver three knockdowns of his own to claim the stoppage win.
Now that he is officially a world champion the question is, what’s next?
Now, former champion Alberto Machado (21-1, 17 KOs) was dominating the fight before Andrew Cancio completely blitzed him in the fourth round.
We’ve seen it time-and-time again where an overwhelming favorite overlooks his opponent. A rematch between the two is warranted to validate his win.
Cancio won the fight fair and square, but would he win it again? There’s only one way to find out.
WBO Super Featherweight champion Masayuki Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs) has quietly built himself a very impressive resume. He hasn’t lost a fight since 2015 and he has defeated stellar competition including the likes of Evgeny Chuprakov and Christopher Diaz.
Putting Andrew Cancio in with another champion so quickly after his win over Alberto Machado seems tough. Unfortunately for Cancio that’s the price he must pay now that he is a champion.
It’s a fight he can win, but he will have to go through hell in order to get the victory.