Feature | Premium | Jun 19 2019

Andrew Cancio: ‘I’ve got to strike while it’s hot right now’

Ahead of his crucial WBA title rematch with Alberto Machado, Andrew Cancio is still putting in shifts at the Southern California Gas Company. He speaks to Thomas Gerbasi
Andrew Cancio
Hogan Photo/Golden Boy Promotions

ANDREW CANCIO is 11 days out from the first defense of his WBA junior-lightweight title on June 21 against Alberto Machado, but he’s still putting in a 6:30am to 3pm shift at the Southern California Gas Company before heading to the gym to prepare for the next biggest fight of his career.

A second win over Machado, the man he beat for the crown in February, won’t likely allow him to quit his day job, but that’s okay. For now. But in the future beyond June 21, Cancio is hoping that major showdowns with his belt-holding peers at 130 pounds will allow him to move to a different tax bracket where he won’t have to supplement his income with long hours doing manual labor.

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