Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN is heading back to Indio, California for a world title doubleheader.
It has been announced that Andrew Cancio will defend his WBA super featherweight title against mandatory challenger Rene Alvarado in the main event of a DAZN card from the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on November 23.
This will be Cancio's second defense of the belt since he won it by knocking out Alberto Machado in February. Cancio, who held the WBA's "Regular" version of the title, would later defend the title this summer when he stopped Machado in a rematch. Since then, Gervonta Davis would go on to vacate the WBA "Super" title in order to move up to lightweight, leaving Cancio as the only WBA world champion at super featherweight.
A fight against Alvarado was one Cancio had been looking forward to, even before the rematch against Machado. Cancio previously told Fightful that he was going to have a fight against Alvarado given that the two share history in the ring and that Alvarado won a title eliminator against Carlos Morales last year. In their first fight back in 2015, Cancio defeated Alvarado by stopping him in the eighth round.
Also on the card is Chinese boxing star Can Xu defending his WBA "Regular" featherweight title against unbeaten contender Manny Robles III. Xu first won the title back in January with a dominant win over Jesus Rojas in Texas, but then defended the belt in May against Shun Kubo on a boxing card in China. Robles has won all 18 of his pro bouts, capturing the NABF title in June 2018.
Aside from the two world title fights being announced, the undercard was also revealed with six fights supporting the main and co-main event. Below are the undercard bouts taking place on November 23:
- Rashidi Ellis vs. Eddie Gomez: WBA Continental Americas welterweight title
- Victor Morales Jr. vs. TBA
- Alberto Melian vs. TBA
- Baishanbo Nasiyiwula vs. Saul Corral
- Daniel Barrera vs. TBA
- Alex Rincon vs. TBA