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Robert Guerrero will face a returning Andre Berto on November 24, with HBO televising the fight, and both fighters have agreed to USADA anti-doping tests.
RingTV.com reports this afternoon that a November 24 welterweight clash between Robert Guerrero and Andre Berto is "done," and set for the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. HBO will televise.
Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KO) currently holds the interim WBC welterweight title, which will likely be bumped to full status. Floyd Mayweather currently has the full title, but hasn't defended it since beating Victor Ortiz for the belt in September 2011.
Berto (28-1, 22 KO) hasn't fought since September 3, 2011, when he defeated Jan Zaveck in Mississippi. He had two rematch dates with Victor Ortiz lined up for this year, but injured his shoulder ahead of the February date, and then failed a VADA drug test ahead of the rescheduled night in July.
Berto has since been granted a license to box in California, so there's no worry there. Guerrero and Berto have agreed to do USADA testing ahead of this fight.
Berto was previously reported to be moving up to 154 pounds to challenge IBF titlist Cornelius "K9" Bundrage on November 24, but with Golden Boy promoting Berto for this fight -- for whatever reason -- it's not a surprise that they've instead steered him to Guerrero, one of their top fighters, and a guy who badly needed an opponent.
It shapes up to be an interesting fight. Guerrero still has a lot to prove at welterweight, and Berto hasn't fought in over a year. If they're both in good shape, who do you favor in this matchup?