Native of Blythe and WBS Super Featherweight Champion, Andrew “El Chango” Cancio has fought in 26 fights with 20 wins, with a total of 15 knockouts, 2 draws and only 4 losses. Cancio claimed his well-deserved championship during his tough matchup with Alberto Machado in February. After taking a two-year hiatus from boxing Cancio took a position as a construction technician with the Southern California Gas Company and raise his family, he decided to give his dream of boxing another try.
Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions and former six division world champion boxer will also be in attendance at the Blythe Key to the City ceremony to give a few words on behalf of Cancio. Since retiring, De La Hoya has focused his attention on building the company he founded in 2002, Golden Boy Promotions, into one of the most successful boxing entertainment companies in the world. In its 17-year existence, Golden Boy has promoted some of the biggest and highest grossing events in the history of the sport, recently facilitating one of the richest deals in the sports industry through its 2019 partnership with streaming platform, DAZN.
Andrew “El Chango” Cancio, current WBA Super Featherweight Champion will be receiving the Key to the City of Blythe from the Blythe Council and Mayor Dale Reynolds in a public ceremony. Cancio will be honored with the Key to the City of Blythe for his honorary citizenship as a valued member of the community. Golden Boy Promotions, that represents Cancio will also present him with his WBA championship belt at the event.