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Robert Guerrero to make return on Porter- Ugas undercard


Robert Guerrero to make return on Porter- Ugas undercard

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Guerrero to make return on Porter- Ugas undercard

Former Multiple-division world champion Robert Guerrero returns to the ring to take on Hevinson Herrera in a 10-round welterweight bout, while former featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar goes up against Carlos Padilla in an eight-round lightweight bout to lead a packed undercard on Saturday, March 9 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

The card is headlined by the PBC on FOX and FOX Deportes show that will see the WBC Welterweight World Champion Shawn Porter making his first title defense in against mandatory challenger Yordenis Ugas in the main event of the broadcast starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Televised prelims will air on FS1 and feature undefeated bantamweight Damien Vazquez battle former world champion Juan Carlos Payano in an eight or 10-round contest, while unbeaten welterweight and 2016 Olympian Eimantas Stanionis will face Sammy Figueroa in an eight-round showdown on the telecast airing at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

In other undercard action, undefeated lightweight Rolando Romero (7-0, 6 KOs) challenges Nicolas A. Velazquez (10-4, 3 KOs) in a four or six-round match that will be the TV swing bout on the FOX telecast and unbeaten featherweight Isaac Avelar (15-0, 10 KOs) takes on Juan Antonio Lopez (12-5, 4 KOs) in a six or eight-round match that will be the TV swing fight on the FS1 prelim broadcast.

Guerrero (34-6-1, 19 KOs) has a fight resume that has going up against some of the best boxers of this generation – Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia – and has won titles at featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. Fighting out of Gilroy, California, he will be taking on Herrera (24-16-1, 18 KOs) who is coming off a knockout victory over Adam Mates in December.

Cuellar (28-3, 21 KOs), fight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, won an interim featherweight title by defeating Claudio Marrero back in 2013 that was eventually made the regular title as he made five successful defenses. He dropped the title the next year with a split decision loss to Abner Mares and followed that up with a TKO loss in a lightweight championship match against Gervonta Davis last April. Cuellar is seeking to get back into the world title mix by taking on Padilla (16-9-1, 10 KOs), who has lost his last 5 decisions.

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