Rene Alvarado Destroys Cancio; Wins WBA Regular Title!

Rene Alvarado Dominates Andrew Cancio To Win the WBA Super-Featherweight Title

Rene Alvarado
Rene Alvarado

Rene Alvarado Dominates Andrew Cancio To Win the WBA Super Featherweight Title

A determined and focused Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KO’s) chopped up and overwhelmed Andrew Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KO’s) to win the WBA “Regular” World Super Featherweight title via 7th round stoppage at Fantasy Springs in Indio, CA.

The two previously fought in December 2015 with Cancio winning by eight-round stoppage due to a cut suffered by Alvarado. Things were much different this time around as Alvarado simply would not be denied.

During the first three rounds, the challenger was in terrific form. He swarmed the champion with punches in bunches from a distance. Cancio found it extremely difficult getting inside to get off with his vaunted body attack.

In the fourth, Cancio was bleeding badly from a cut over his left eye while Alvarado was fighting with all the confidence in the world.

Cancio was getting moved by every power-punch from his foe and was getting beaten up. At the end of round six, his corner warned that if he doesn’t show any improvement, they were going to stop the fight.

Alvarado continued to punish Cancio in round seven, who was fighting on willpower. At the end of the round, referee Raul Caiz decided to wave off the fight. Enough was enough as the 31-year-old from Ventura, CA was taking a dangerous level of punishment.

Afterward, the 30-year-old from Managua, Nicaragua said his plan was to seize control early and dominate. He dedicated this fight to a fellow Nicaraguan, the late, great Hall Of Famer Alexis Arguello who, on this date in 1974, won his first world title.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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