Antonio DeMarco set to return

Former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco of Mexico has been out of action since losing his belt by one-sided eighth-round knockout to Adrien Broner in November, but he is poised to make his ring return.

The 27-year-old DeMarco (28-3-1, 21 KOs), a southpaw who is moving up to junior welterweight, is scheduled to face Fidel Monterrosa (31-7-1, 25 KOs) in a 10-round bout on Saturday night in Tijuana, Mexico, DeMarco's adopted hometown, Zanfer Promotions announced.

DeMarco recently left promoter Gary Shaw, but Shaw claims he still has DeMarco under contract and is threatening to sue him.

Monterrosa, 25, a native of Colombia living in Mexico, has had one world title shot, but lost a unanimous decision to Mexico's Humberto Soto challenging for his lightweight belt in 2010.