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Monday, January 6, 2014
DeMarco set for quick return

By Dan Rafael

Former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco of Mexico returns to action this week in Tijuana, Top Rank announced on Monday.

DeMarco, who turns 28 on Tuesday, will face countryman Jesus Gurrola (20-5-3, 9 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round junior welterweight bout at the Tecate Azteca Arena on Saturday night (UniMas, 11 ET/PT).

DeMarco (29-3-1, 22 KOs), who is from Tijuana, will be in his second fight at junior welterweight. In November 2012, DeMarco lost his lightweight world title when he was knocked out in the eighth-round by Adrien Broner in a one-sided fight. DeMarco moved up in weight in his August return in which he stopped Fidel Monterrosa in the fifth round in Tijuana.

DeMarco has been training for the fight at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.