- Cancio vs Alvarado II goes Saturday, November 23rd at 7:30 pm EST
- Will Cancio once again reaffirm his status as a champion fighter?
- Can Alvarado get redemption, even up the series with Cancio, and capture gold in the process?
Will Cancio vs Rene Alvarado II promises to be an action-packed rematch, on paper. The fight emanates from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. This is Cancio’s 12th time fighting at the venue while it will be the fourth time for Alvarado.
Cancio locks to defend his championship against a familiar foe in Alvarado. The WBA super featherweight world title is the prize up for grabs beyond the redemptive factors possibly at play here.
The odds for this prizefight and my viewpoints on how the two men match up can be found below.
Cancio vs Alvarado II Odds
Odds taken Nov. 19th
Cancio won the initial bout with Alvarado by knockout in December 2015. Now nearly four years later, the two will once again enter the ring to see who has made the proper adjustments.
Cancio Wins Once More
This is a great bout which unfortunately will likely be overshadowed by the Wilder-Ortiz II fight that goes on the same night. Cancio shook up the boxing world with his come from behind win over Alberto Machado, he entered the ring as a sizable underdog and left the ring as a world champion.
To prove it wasn’t a fluke, Cancio defeated him in an even more definitive fashion in the follow-up fight. Alvarado is riding a seven-fight win streak into this bout and he now is the one to prove himself in a rematch.
? “I knew I had a lot to prove and I know my ability’s. I knew everybody doubted me in this fight and gave me no chance.” – @AndrewCancio dethroned Alberto Machado after scoring a 4th round knockout ??.
— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) February 13, 2019
This fight can be an important step in unifying the division. Both of these men seem to have the desire to bring all the belts together and become the undisputed king of 130 pounds.
Alvarado very much wants to become part of that championship picture not just for individual achievement. There’s a certain adherence to not just his nation’s history of pugilists but the history of great fighters in his family.
Cancio vs Alvarado II Tale of the Tape
|Rene Alvarado, Alberto Machado, Hugo Cazares
|Denis Shafikov, Carlos Morales, Jayson Velez
Alvarado’s twin brother is IBF junior flyweight titleholder Felix Alvarado and there’s a history of great champions coming out of Nicaragua. He has a dozen extra pro fights to his credit and has a four-inch reach advantage.
Cancio is in a precarious position of finishing out a two-fight series recently where he was a favorite. Now he enters another two-fight series as a sizable favorite. We’ll see if there are any changes in the mental game or the overall approach in that regard. I think Cancio gets the knockout inside of nine rounds.
Pick: Andrew Cancio (-800)