Machado, Vargas To Defend Titles In February
Golden Boy Promotions announced their next big boxing card set to be streamed on DAZN.
The company officially revealed their next card after the January 26 show in Houston to take place on February 9. It will take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California and feature two world title fights.
The first is a title defense from WBA “regular” super featherweight champion Alberto Machado. Machado will face off against Andrew Cancio in Machado’s third title defense. Machado has not fought since knocking out Yuandale Evans at Madison Square Garden last October. The fight will mark Cancio’s first world title challenge.
The second title fight on the card will be Rey Vargas defending his WBC super bantamweight title against Franklin Manzanilla. This will be Vargas’ first fight since May 2018 as surgery and other health issues caused Vargas to miss the remainder of the year. Like with Cancio, this will also be Manzanilla’s first world title challenge.
Also announced for the card are former world title challengers Joseph Diaz Jr. and Azat Hovhannisyan competing in separate bouts. Diaz will move up in weight for his fight as it will be contested at super featherweight.