Guerrero, Cuellar join Porter-Ugas

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Guerrero returned from retirement in December

This Saturday’s PBC card in Carson has received some eleventh-hour veteran support in the form of Robert Guerrero and Jesus Cuellar, who will face separate opponents in untelevised undercard bouts.

Guerrero (34-6-1, 19 KO) initially retired in 2017 after an absolute thrashing from Omar Figueroa, but returned last December on the Wilder-Fury undercard to hand Adam Mate his 11th knockout loss. He faces a similarly hapless opponent in Colombia’s Hevinson Herrera (24-16-1, 18 KO), who has 10 KO losses of his own to the likes of Ricardo Cordoba, Edner Cherry, and Diego Magdaleno,

Cuellar (28-3, 21 KO), the former WBA featherweight champ, has fought just twice in the last three years, a split decision loss to Abner Mares in 2016 and a brutal beatdown from Gervonta Davis 16 months later. He’s ostensibly not shot yet, but isn’t taking any chances here against BoxRec #1,037 Carlos Padilla (16-9-1, 10 KO), who’s quit or been knocked out in each of his last four fights.

Hilariously, Padilla actually got to be in an interim world title fight against Emanuel Lopez in 2015 despite his previous two fights being a knockout of a guy who was 3-25 and a loss to Aristedes Perez. Three guesses which sanctioning body this was and the first two don’t count.

Frankly, whoever approved Cuellar-Padilla needs to have his ass literally booted from the California State Athletic Commission. I know BoxRec isn’t infallible, but I think this is the first four-digit disparity in rankings I’ve ever seen.

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