Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again.

Berchelt, who snagged Vargas’ WBC super featherweight title via 11th-round knockout in January 2017, will make the fifth defense of that belt on Saturday, May 11, at 6:45 p.m. at the Tucson Arena.

In the sensational co-feature, WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel Navarrete will look to repeat the deed when he defends his title in an immediate rematch versus Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe, whom he defeated by unanimous decision last Dec. 8 on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza card.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Golden Boy Promotions, tickets for this world championship event may be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office, 260 S. Church Ave.

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