Andrew Cancio and Rene Alvarado are ready to run it back.
The pair of familiar rivals officially made weight for their junior lightweight title fight rematch, which streams live on DAZN Saturday evening at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.
Cancio (21-4-2, 16KOs) weighed 129.4 for the second defense of the title he claimed in a 4th round knockout of Alberto Machado in this very venue earlier this year. Alvarado (31-8, 20KOs) weighed 129.2 pounds in his first title fight and bid to join brother Felix Alvarado as the only ever twins from Nicaragua to hold major titles, and just the fourth set of twins anywhere in the world.
The bout is a rematch to their Dec. 2015 battle, also at this location where Cancio scored an 8th round stoppage. A loss to Joseph Diaz the following September prompted an abrupt retirement before returning to the ring last April. The working class hero from Blythe, California has since won four straight, including back-to-back knockout wins over Machado.
Alvarado's aforementioned defeat to Cancio came during a rough patch during his career where he lost six of ten starts. He's since claimed seven straight wins, including a technical decision win over Eusebio Osejo in his most recent bout this past April in his native Nicaragua.
China's Can Xu (17-2, 3KOs) attempts the second defense of his featherweight title as he faces Los Angeles' Manny Robles III (18-0, 8KOs). Xu hit the 126-pound mark on his first try, while Robles III initially weighed 126.4 pounds before stripping down to his birthday suit to make weight for his first title fight.
In another rematch on the card, Rashidi Ellis and Eddie Gomez once again square off in a welterweight battle scheduled for 10 rounds. Both boxers came in right at the 147-pound limit, but nearly came to blows during the post-weigh in staredown.
Ellis (21-0, 14KOs) scored a 1st round knockout over The Bronx's Gomez (23-3, 13KOs) in their Dec. 2016 meet.
Opening the livestream, Victor Morales Jr. fights for the first time under the Golden Boy Promotions banner, as he faces Diuhl Olguin in a scheduled eight-round featherweight contest. Morales checked in at 125.6 pounds, while Olguin will have two hours to shed 1.4 pounds after coming in at 127.4 pounds.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox