When Andrew Cancio fought Alberto Machado on DAZN last February, not many believed Cancio could beat the then-undefeated junior lightweight titlist. Cancio was a 9/1 underdog, and it’s easy to understand why: His 20-4-2 record is unimpressive for a world-class boxer, and before the scrap with Machado, Cancio had never beaten an elite fighter.
But then Cancio stunned Machado by knocking him out and taking his world title. Now Machado wants redemption—and his belt back.
Here’s everything you need to know to live stream Friday’s Cancio vs. Machado rematch on DAZN.
Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado
- When: 6pm ET on Friday, June 21
- Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California
- Streaming: DAZN
- Cost: $19.99 per month or $99.99 for one year
The only legal way to watch the Cancio vs. Machado rematch is on DAZN. And just like the first fight, which also aired on the streaming service, the second bout between these two should make for yet another exciting event on DAZN. It’s been a strong run lately for the streaming service, which debuted in the U.S. last September. It featured Canelo Alvarez beating one of the top middleweight contenders in Daniel Jacobs, it showcased Andy Ruiz upsetting Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight championship, and it broadcast Gennadiy Golovkin’s streaming service debut earlier this month.
DAZN costs $19.99 per month or $99.99 for the entire year, but for fight fans, it’s been worth it. It streams more than 100 fight cards per year, and you can watch some of the best fighters in the world (Alvarez, Joshua, and Golovkin) and some of the potential rising stars (Regis Prograis, Devin Haney). DAZN says it’s doing its best to try to kill the longtime boxing PPV model, but another perk of a subscription is getting to watch lower profile fights like Cancio vs. Machado that still should get your blood pounding as the fists begin flying.
DAZN works with Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and both iOS and Android phones. All you have to do is download the DAZN app and log-in with your subscription credentials. You can also stream via computer browsers Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera. (You can read our full DAZN review here.)
Andrew Cancio vs. Alberto Machado: Why it matters
Since Machado’s defeat, he’s claimed he doesn’t want to make excuses… but, he also said he felt too weak in his fight. Machado also said for the last fight he had to lose too much weight too quickly to make the 130-pound weight limit (two weeks before the fight, Machado said he was 147 pounds, and seven days beforehand, he weighed 141). He also said he got a late start to his training camp because of a medical issue with his 1-year-old son.
Cancio, though, doesn’t believe the excuses.
“I think it’s a bunch of bullshit,” Cancio told the Daily Dot. “The fight lasted four rounds. He knocked me down and then I took him apart. This time around, he told me he’s going to hit me back. Good. Fight fans will get a good fight. I told a lot of people leading up to the [first] fight. Look at his resume and look at mine. He’s never been pushed. It’s something he never faced before.”
That might be true. Though Machado (21-1, 17 knockouts) was undefeated and a world titlist, Cancio had faced better opposition. Yes, Cancio had lost to the biggest names on his record, but he’d also grabbed solid victories against Rene Alvarado and Hugo Cazares. And now he’s got the biggest victory of all versus Machado, and that will only give him more confidence.
“Last time, I couldn’t control my emotions,” said Cancio, who still works his full-time job for a southern California gas company. “I was really nervous in the locker room. I didn’t get my composure until I got dropped in the first round. This time, I know what to go for. I know what to do. I’m more confident in my ability this time. It’s definitely going to benefit me.”
He also knows he can survive some early trouble.
Machado, though, said he has plenty of fight left in him.
“All this has been a process of coming back, so I feel very motivated from being a prospect to becoming world champion, now to go beyond that now with the possibility of becoming a two-time world champion,” he said. “All of that has me very motivated. I work with that in mind for this fight.”
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