Andrew Cancio: “I’m Not Just Some Guy Who Got Lucky!”

Andrew Cancio Gets Released By Golden Boy!

Andrew Cancio and Oscar De La Hoya
Andrew Cancio (left) and Oscar De La Hoya.

Andrew Cancio demanded respect; gets released!

They say when it rains it pours! Well for Andrew Cancio (21-5-2, 16KO) that’s exactly what’s happening right now. After suffering a lopsided defeat that ended with him being stopped by Rene Alvarado in 7 rounds in their rematch from 2015, he would lose his WBA junior lightweight title.

Prior to the bout Cancio voiced his displeasure with the direction of his career. He stated so in an interview that was posted by the LA Times.

“I sell out Fantasy Springs, but I would like Golden Boy to move me around to different spots so I can get a bigger fan base.

“I’m not the promoter. I don’t know how to go about that. I’m just the fighter who wants to make money for my family. I just have to keep winning and move forward to get big fights and big money so I can step aside from the gas company a little bit.

“I feel like a lot of the promotion is focused on Canelo and Ryan Garcia. I feel that Garcia hasn’t fought anybody yet. As a co-main event, on a big card, with no belt, I think that’s a little bit ridiculous.

“I haven’t had a conversation with (Golden Boy CEO) Oscar (De La Hoya). I haven’t sat down with him. I haven’t talked with him. I just want to be treated as a world champion and not just some guy who got lucky.

“I didn’t get lucky. I worked my butt off to get here. I don’t want to be working, and fighting, my entire career. I want to focus on boxing. In order to do that, I need to make the big money in bigger venues.”

As a champion Cancio deserved a bigger opportunity to display his skills to a bigger audience. However, with a rising prospect such as Ryan Garcia who also happens to be very close to Canelo Alvarez, it’s hard to imagine Cancio getting the nod as the co-main to a headlined Alvarez event.

The former WBA champion had an unfathomable “Rocky” run when he ended a 19-month retirement after a stoppage loss at the hands of Joesph Diaz. He would go in at the time against the unbeaten WBA junior lightweight champion Alberto Machado, where he would shock the boxing world with two consecutive stoppage victories.

At the end of the day, Golden Boy didn’t hesitate to cut ties with Cancio, a former champion and proven fighter. No matter how short his reign was or how limited his skill-set may be, he deserved better. Especially considering how they appeared to go above and beyond for the talented but unproven Garcia.

3kingsboxing.comwill continue to monitor Andrew Cancio as he plans the next phase of his career and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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