By Jake Donovan
All fighters made weight for the 2016 season premier of Boxeo Al Maximo, which airs live on Univision Puerto Rico from Coliseo Roger E. Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Headlining the show, unbeaten super featherweight prospect Alberto Machado faces Mexico's Jose Luiz Araiza in a scheduled eight-round bout. Machado (12-0, 10KOs) weighed 130.6 lbs. for his first televised main event, while Araiza (31-14-2, 22KOs) weighed 131.8 lbs.
The bout marks just the second time Araiza fights in Puerto Rico. His lone other trip came in Oct. '11, suffering a 2nd round knockout at the hands of Jonathan Oquendo.
Machado has scored knockout wins in each of his seven starts, none of which have lasted beyond four rounds.
Also on the show, Abner Cotto - the second cousin of former four-division champion Miguel Cotto, who promotes Saturday's show - fights for the first time in 15 months as he faces Mexico's Alvaro Ortiz in a super lightweight contest also scheduled for eight rounds.
Cotto weighed 139 lbs. for his first fight back since a 5th round stoppage loss to unbeaten Javier Fortuna in Nov. '14; Lopez also weighed 139 lbs.
Alberto Machado, 130.6 lbs. vs. Jose Luis Araiza, 131.8 lbs.
Abner Cotto, 139 lbs. vs. Edwin Lopez, 139 lbs.
Ricardo Rodriguz, 123 lbs. vs. Eduardo Melendez, 121 lbs.
Yomar Alamo, 140 lbs. vs. Gabriel Diaz, 142 lbs.
Magdiel Cotto, 162 lbs. vs. Joseph Velasquez, 164 lbs.
Kelvin Nuñez, 196 lbs. vs. Jonuel Tapia, 195 lbs.
Nick Colella, 142 lbs. vs. Revlon Lake, 143 lbs.
Carlos Colon, 127 lbs. vs. Jose Carmona, 127 lbs.
*Charlie Clemente (113 lbs.) and Tramaine Williams (132 lbs.) are both awaiting opponents, as their originally selected choices fell through at the 11th hour.
Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox