Mauricio Herrera will face Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18

Light welterweight contenders Mauricio Herrera and Pablo Cesar Cano to return in California crossroads fight

Former WBA interim light welterweight champion Mauricio Herrera (22-6, 7 KOs) and former WBA interim super lightweight champion Pablo Cesar Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs) will box in a 10-round match at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday, November 18.

The former title contenders are scheduled to meet in a crossroads fight that may determine their future in the sport.

“My career could potentially be on the line here,” said Herrera. “My last fight against Gomez was a wakeup call, and now being put to the test at facing Cano, I know that I have a lot on the line. He is going to do what he usually does – bring 100 percent into the ring – and so am I.”

In his last outing, Herrera was shut out by the fast-rising Frankie Gomez, losing 100-90 on all three judges’ scorecards. He has lost five out of his last nine matches, including a championship title match against Danny Garcia that many felt he actually won.

The twenty-six year old Cano has also been in his share of close fights, losing a split decision to Paulie Malignaggi for the WBA World welterweight title in 2012 and giving a faded Shane Mosley a run for his money after the future hall-of-famer’s return from a Canelo-imposed one year lay-off.

“I am very excited to get back in the ring,” said Pablo Cesar Cano. “I know this is a very crucial bout for my career, and is a career defining moment. I am training extremely hard because my opponent is a very formidable opposition and I want to give the fans what they have expected from me – a good fight for their entertainment and my victory to get my career back on track.”

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