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Pedro Guevara takes on Miguel Angel Herrera in clash of battle-hardened veterans

Pedro Guevara (left) vs Miguel Angel Herrera
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A crossroad clash tonight could put the winner in line to contend in a deep 115-pound division.

Pedro Guevara will face Miguel Angel Herrera at the Centro de Eventos Figlostase in Culiacan, Mexico. The 10-round bout will headline a three-bout card that will stream live on ProBox TV (9 p.m ET/ 6 p.m PT).

At Tuesday’s weigh-in, Guevara stopped the scales at 115.5 pounds. Herrera came in at 115.1 pounds.

“It’s a really 50-50 fight with the winner looking towards a world title fight,” ProBox TV executive Chris Glover told The Ring Tuesday evening. “It’s another action-packed card on ProBox TV, as we continue to bring the best 50-50 action to boxing fans.”

Guevara (39-3-1, 22 knockouts), who resides in Mazatlan, Mexico, last fought on September 17, defeating Angel Aviles Armenta by unanimous decision. The win over Aviles Armenta took place over a year after Guevara outpointed Marlon Rios Sariana over eight one-sided rounds.

The 34-year-old defeated Akira Yaegashi by knockout in December 2014, becoming the WBC world junior flyweight titleholder. Guevara would make two defenses of the title before losing to Yu Kimura by split-decision in November 2015.

Guevara would defeat his next four opponents, but then fell short again, losing to WBC world junior flyweight titleholder Kenshiro Teraji by majority decision in October 2017. Since the loss to Teraji, Guevara has won his last nine fights.

Herrera (22-5-5, 8 KOs), who resides in Valladolid, Mexico, was stopped by unbeaten contender Angel Ayala Lardizabal in the opening round of his last bout on July 23 of last year. In his previous fight, Herrera lost by unanimous decision to once-beaten Gohan Rodriguez Garcia.

The 27-year-old had won his previous 11 fights. One of those wins took place in September 2021, defeating fringe contender Maximino Flores by unanimous decision.

The co-feature will be a clash of unbeaten bantamweights in which Alexis Molina (8-0, 2 KOs) of Culiacan will square off against Jesus Mercado Cabrera in an eight-round bout.

Molina defeated Luis Olague Alvarado by unanimous decision in a clash of unbeaten fighters in his last bout on March 4.

Mercado (5-0-1, 4 KOs), who resides on the border city of Nogales, Mexico, knocked out Angel Valdez in the opening round of his last bout on September 3.

In the opening bout of the ProBox TV stream, junior featherweight Juan Ramirez Marquez (15-6, 8 KOs) of Mexico City will face Nazario Castro (10-2-1, 5 KOs) of Angostura, Mexico in a 10-round bout.


Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached at [email protected]