What a turn of events in the headliner to this DAZN card! Underdog Andrew ‘El Chango’ Cancio (20-4-2, 15KO) survives an early forceful knockdown, to will himself back into the fight and took apart Alberto ‘El Explosivo’ Machado (21-1-0, 17KO) for the 4th round knockout.
After being put down, Cancio came back to have his moments in the second round, and continued the momentum, showing true resolve as he continued to clock Machado’s rhythm to land right hands over Machado’s left, which was stunning him.
Machado was seriously hurt in the 3rd round with an overhand shot, that completely changed the tide of the fight, but Machado endured. All hell broke loose in the 4th round when Cancio landed a devastating straight right to Machado’s midsection, which momentarily crippled him, and put him down on his knees. From the looks of it, perhaps he broke one of Machado’s ribs there, but that can’t be confirmed right now.
Machado got up just before the count of 10 in a fit of pain, and Cancio jumped on him again, once again putting him down with another bodyshot while Machado was still in agony over the first one. In very similar fashion, Machado barely beat the 10 count, and convinced Referee Raul Caiz Jr. to continue. He never really recovered however, and Cancio knew it, so him realizing that Machaco doesn’t know how to hold, he rushed Machado and put him out for good, securing the monumental upset to win the secondary WBA title.
Cancio prior to this fight was briefly retired, however he came back to give it one more go, and he took full opportunity and he seized the moment big time.