By Jhonny Gonzalez
Multiple sources in Mexico are reporting that Freddy Hernandez (29-1, 20KOs) is under serious consideration to fight WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (26-0, 20KOs) on November 27. Hernandez returned last week to stop Mike Anchondo in four rounds. Hernandez has not been beaten since a split decision loss to Golden Johnson in 2005.
Hernandez is said to be the backup opponent if a deal is not reached for a fight between Berto and mandatory challenger Selcuk Aydin. One report suggests that Aydin is once again being resistant to the idea of taking the fight in the United States. He would rather fight Berto in Turkey.
Berto's next fight will be on the Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Michael Katsidis undercard at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Celestino Caballero will also appear on the card, moving up to super featherweight to face Jason Litzau.