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Herrera vs. Kim

Herrera decisions Kim; Gonzalez defeats Acosta

1623(Photo credit: Thompson Boxing) CORONA, CALIFORNIA (MAY 2, 2013) — Mauricio Herrera pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim that highlighted a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fight’s at the Omega Products Outdoor Events Center.

The show was promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. Herrera boxed well early in the fight. Kim tried to bore in with his usual volume of punches. He landed some but the more effective blows were landed by Herrera. Herrera kept boxing and working the body as Kim came in with hard shots.

Herrera had a big round six as he rocked Kim’s head back numerous times with a five punch combination. Kim kept coming forward as if nothing hit him but it was a very effective stanza for Herrera. Round seven was more of the same as it was action filled with Herrera connecting and yet Kim seemed undaunted and continued to come forward and throw punches in volume. Herrera continued to land but in round eight, he started to bleed from under his left eye. Continue reading

Junior welterweight Maurcio “El Maestro” Herrera Q & A

Orange, CA (April 30) – This Thursday, May 2nd, Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions will present a special night of boxing that will emanate from Corona, California and be televised on ESPN “Friday Night Fights”. The special edition of boxing will feature Riverside’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (18-3, 7KOs) versus South Korea’s Ji-Hoon “The Volcano” Kim (24-8, 18KOs) in a 10-round junior welterweight bout. Continue reading

Mauricio Herrera battles Ji-hoon Kim on special edition of ESPN Friday Night fights on Thursday May 2nd

PHILADELPHIA, PA (APRIL 10, 2013)- On Thursday night May 2nd, Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions will present a special night of boxing that will originate from The Omega Products International, located at 1681 California Avenue in Corona, California and will be televised as a special edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Continue reading