Andrew Cancio vs Rene Alvarado Preview Nov. 23rd
WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Andrew Cancio of Blythe, California will be meeting Rene Alvarado of Nicaragua in a rematch this Saturday, November 23rd when the two tangle in Indio, California. The 12-round match can be seen live in North America on DAZN. Cancio won the belt with a fourth-round stoppage over former champion Alberto Machado in February and then stopped him in the third round in their rematch in June. Alvarado last fought in April when he beat Eusebio Osejo by a technical decision in the seventh round after Osejo suffered a cut. Cancio and Alvarado originally met in December, 2015 with Cancio stopping him in the eighth round.
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Cancio vs Alvarado Betting Odds
- Rene Alvarado +980
- Andrew Cancio -1605
Cancio is 31 years old and owns a mark of 21-4-2 with 16 Kos. He’s got pretty good power with a knockout ratio of 60 per cent. He turned pro back in 2006 and has 139 rounds under his belt since then. He stands 5-feet-6-inches tall with a reach of 68 inches. Cancio also won the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Super Featherweight Title in April of last year with a 10th-round stoppage over Aidar Sharibayev.
Cancio was stopped by Joseph Diaz in the ninth round in 2016 with his other losses coming on decisions to Ronny Rios in 2014, Roger Gonzalez in 2012 and Carlos Vinan in 2008. He also has two draws on his record against Juan Velazquez in his pro debut and Freudis Rojas in his sixth pro fight, both in 2006. Cancio has also beaten the likes of Rocky Juarez, Jerry Belmontes and Hugo Fidel Cazares. He’s got good skills and power with a pretty reliable chin and surprised a lot of people with his two stoppages of Machado.
The 30-year-old Alvarado climbs through the ring ropes with a record of 31-8 with 20 Kos. He’s fought 227 rounds since turning pro in 2008 and has average power with a knockout ratio of 51.3 per cent. He’s 5-feet-7-inches tall with a 72-inch reach which gives him an inch height advantage over the champion with a four-inch edge in reach. He’s won seven fights in a row with four of them coming by stoppage after losing six of his previous nine. Alvarado’s been stopped just once in his eight career losses and that was at the hands of Cancio.
Alvarado’s best wins have been against Jayson Velez, Denis Shafikov and Juan Pablo Sanchez. He’s also lost decisions to Yuriorkis Gamboa, Orlando Rizo, Jezreel Corrales, Rocky Juarez, Eric Hunter, Joseph Diaz, and Manuel Avila. Alvarado is basically a journeyman who has taken on some good opponents and has been competitive against them. However, he hasn’t had much luck when stepping up in class other than against Shafikov. Since turning pro he’s won the WBC Silver Featherweight and WBC International Silver Super Featherweight Crowns.
Cancio was down in the first round against Machado in their first meeting and got up off the canvas to stop the former champ. He’s got plenty of heart and has underrated power and skills. He should have plenty of confidence following those two wins and considering he stopped Alvarado four years ago. In the first meeting with Alvarado he had him on the deck on the eighth round with the fight eventually being stopped due to a cut over Alvarado’s eye. Alvarado is in fine form at the moment but I’m expecting Cancio to retain his title.
Cancio’s a lot better than most fans realize.
Play: Cancio -1605 @ BetOnline.ag
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