Ray Chaparro, manager of former featherweight champion Andrew Cancio, tells The Ring that his charge has left former trainer Joseph Janik and joined forces with veteran Joe Goossen, whom he began working with yesterday afternoon.
According to Chaparro, the parting was amicable.
“We have nothing but respect for ‘Hoss.’ He’s one of the best mentally-prepared trainers in boxing. Andrew believed he just needed another push towards one day fighting again for a world title.”
Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KO), who famously works full-time as a construction technician alongside his boxing career, currently finds himself rebuilding when he was on top of the world just 12 months back. After knocking out Alberto Machado in one of 2019’s bigger upsets and stopping him even more authoritatively four months later, the newly minted WBA champion signed on to rematch Rene Alvarado in his second defense. Despite having stopped the Nicaraguan in 2015, making the matchup something of a victory lap on paper, Cancio suffered a one-sided thrashing en route to an upset stoppage loss of his own.
He was slated to make his Top Rank debut on the April 25th Naoya Inoue-John Riel Casimero undercard. You all know what happened to that.
Goossen, best known for his work with Diego Corrales and his legendary order to “f****n’ get inside him now” against Jose Luis Castillo, has also trained the likes of Michael Nunn and Joel Casamayor, among others.