Here are the undercard details for Andrew Cancio's WBA super feaherweight title defense against Rene "Gemelo" Alvarado, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23rd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California: Xu Can (17-2, 3 KOs), China's third world title holder in boxing, will defend his WBA featherweight title against Manny Robles III (18-0, 8 KOs) of Los Angeles in a twelve-round fight. Rashidi "Speedy" Ellis (21-0, 14 KOs) of Boston will fight Eddie "Eboy" Gomez (23-3, 13 KOs) of the Bronx, N.Y. in a ten-round rematch. Ellis is very close to a welterweight title opportunity, while Gomez is eager to avenge his stunning first-round knockout loss to him in 2016.
Xu held the WBA's regular title and has apparently inherited the championship with former champion Leo Santa Cruz moving up in weight. Robles is a crafty fighter whose grandfather and father were renowned trainers. After victories against the likes of Edgar "Kid Neza" Valerio and Rigoberto Hermosillo, Robles steps up to the biggest challenge of his career against a man who has become a national hero in his home country.
"I'm ready to make the second defense of my world title," said Xu Can. "I defended it with honor in my home country of China, and now I'll come back to the United States to defend it against a tough fighter. Manny Robles III as earned his opportunity. He is smart and tough, but I plan to remain champion for a very long time."
"My time has come," said Manny Robles III. "All of my amateur experience, the hours spent in the gym, and the tough fights as a professional have prepared me for this challenge. I'm ready to bring a world title to Los Angeles and make everyone at home proud. Xu Can is a phenomenal fighter, but on Nov. 23, the Robles family will crown its very own world champion."
Alberto "Impacto" Melian (5-1, 3 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina will participate in an eight-round super bantamweight fight. Melian is a two-time Olympian who will return after his first loss against Leonardo "Leon" Baez...
Baishanbo Nasiyiwula (15-3-1, 6 KOs) of Urumqi, China will face Saul Corral (30-14, 20 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico in an eight-round junior welterweight bout...
Victor Morales Jr. (12-0, 7 KOs) of Vancouver, Wash. will return in an eight-round super featherweight bout. This will be Morales' first fight on a Golden Boy card after signing with Golden Boy...
Daniel Barrera will make his professional debut in a four-round super flyweight fight.
Alex Rincon (7-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas will return in a six-round light middleweight fight. Opponents for the last three bouts will be announced shortly.
Victor Morales Jr. (12-0, 7 KOs) of Vancouver, Wash. will return in an eight-round super featherweight bout. This will be Morales' first fight on a Golden Boy card after signing with the company.