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Alvarado KO's Cancio in 7 to Win WBA Super Featherweight Title


Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado (32-8, 20 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua successfully defeated Andrew "El Chango" Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) of Blythe, California via knockout at the end of the seventh round of a 12-round rematch for the WBA Super Featherweight World Title. The fight was stopped after the referee deemed Cancio's cut to be too severe to continue. The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California and was streamed live DAZN.

In the co-main event, Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs) of Kumming, China defeated Manny Robles (18-1, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles, California via unanimous decision to successfully defend his WBA Featherweight World Title. Can won with scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110.

Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs) of Boston, Mass. beat Eddie "E-Boy" Gomez (23-4, 13 KOs) of the Bronx, New York via unanimous decision in a 10-round fight for the WBA Continental Americas Welterweight Title. Ellis won with scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91.

Victor "El Tornado" Morales Jr. (13-0, 7 KOs) of Vancouver, Wash. defeated Diuhl Olguin (14-13-3, 9 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico via unanimous decision in an eight-round featherweight bout. Morales won with three scores of 80-72.

Alberto "Impacto" Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina stopped Juan Kantun (21-9-3, 15 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona via knockout in the second round of an eight-round super bantamweight battle.

Baishanbo Nasiyiwula (16-3-1, 6 KOs) of Urumqi, China defeated Saul Corral (30-15, 20 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico via unanimous decision in an eight-round welterweight fight. Nasiyiwula won with three scores of 80-72.