Top junior lightweight prospect Andrew “Chango” Cancio has passed the tests placed in front of him thus far, but the biggest test of his career will come on Saturday, June 2 when he faces former world title challenger and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Rocky Juarez in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate,” at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Hailing from Blythe, California, 23-year-old Andrew Cancio (13-1-2, 11 KO’s) will have the home crowd in his corner on June 2 when he steps up to the plate against the world-renowned Juarez. The winner of five fights in a row since his lone loss which came via a controversial decision to Carlos Vinan in 2008, Cancio has won three of those fights (against Lowell Brownfield, Fernando Carcamo and Gerardo Zayas) at Fantasy Springs, and he can’t wait to put on a show for his growing fan base and a national television audience against the former Olympian.
Houston’s 32-year-old Rocky Juarez (28-9-1, 20 KO’s) represented the United States in the 2000 Olympics and his popularity has only grown since then, thanks to his aggressive style and willingness to go to battle with anyone who steps through the ropes to face him. A six-time world title challenger who has come extremely close to nabbing a championship, Juarez has faced the best of his era, including current and former world champions Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Marco Antonio “Baby Faced Assasin” Barrera, Chris “The Dragon” John and Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto. Now looking to put a recent winless streak in his rearview mirror, Juarez will be bringing his best to Indio on June 2.
Cancio vs. Juarez, a 10 round junior lightweight bout, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and is sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 6:00pm PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00pm PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:00pm ET/PT. Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45 are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.