The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was electrified on July 11 as Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing presented an exciting evening of boxing in front of a crowd of 4672 fight fans. Live on HBO Latino ® Boxing, the event brought out celebrities including Latin star Kate Del Castillo, Jane the Virgin star and Golden Globe® Winner Gina Rodriguez and the Golden Boy himself, Oscar De La Hoya to watch an all-star line up of the Golden Boy stable of fighters take on a roster of celebrated fighters from around the globe. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (July 9) – Former WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) and top title contender “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia hosted their final press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 9 at the City Althetix Gym in The Golden Boy Building to discuss their upcoming 10-round showdown on Saturday, July 11 for the vacant NABF Super Lightweight Championship. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing, Herrera vs. Lundy will possibly be the last boxing match held at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena before it is demolished early 2016. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (July 8) – Fighters on the July 11 HBO Latino ® card held a final media workout today at Westside Boxing Club in anticipation of their respective bouts at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. In attendance, the main event fighters, Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera and “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy, not only showed off for the cameras but also exchanged a few heated words ahead of their anticipated bout. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (July 2) – Golden Boy Promotions! is excited to announce a special Fan Fiesta at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on Saturday, July 11 that will kick off an electrifying night of boxing before Mauricio Herrera vs. Hank Lundy. The daytime public celebration invites fans to come out and partake in pre-event festivities featuring meet-and greets with Golden Boy fighters and autograph signings, live music, food trucks, a special Corona-sponsored beer garden, and much more, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the front entrance of the arena facing Figueroa St. in downtown Los Angeles. The pre-celebration will kick off a highly anticipated night of fights featuring a main event 10-round super lightweight bout for the vacant NABF title between Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) and “Hammerin” Hank Lundy” (25-4-1, 12 KOs), as well as exhilarating bouts matching up some of the fastest-rising talent in the sport today. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (June 18) – Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera and Michael “The Artist” Perez hosted a Los Angeles media work out on Wednesday, June 17 at the famed Westside Boxing Club ahead of their respective bouts on Saturday, July 11 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and televised live on HBO Latino Boxing. They were joined by 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr., who will be opening up the HBO Latino telecast and Los Angeles based fighters on the non-televised undercard: Irish sensation Jason Quigley, Los Angeles fan favorites Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez, Ivan Jesus Delgado, Nick Arce and newcomer Angel Bojado. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (June 17) – Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing will present an explosive summer tripleheader on Saturday, July 11 featuring a battle between West Coast vs. East Coast with Southern California’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) set to battle titlist “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia in a 10-round super lightweight bout for the NABF Super Lightweight Championship. Herrera vs. Lundy will be the final event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena before it closes permanently and will be televised on HBO Latino beginning at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (May 28) – Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing will present a summer showdown between West Coast vs. East Coast on Saturday, July 11 as Southern California’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs) battles titlist “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia for the NABF Super Lightweight Championship. The 10-round super lightweight bout from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles will be televised on HBO Latino beginning at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). Continue reading
RIVERSIDE, CALIF (Dec. 8, 2014) – As fight week begins, Golden Boy Promotions’ Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera is winding down his training camp before he faces Jose Benavidez Jr. on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves fight on Saturday, Dec. 13 at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Continue reading
Bradley-Chaves undercard on 12/13: Andy Lee vs. Matt Korobov & Mauricio Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.
Top Rank is packaging the December 13th HBO Tim Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) vs. Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs) with some really interesting boxing action on the undercard as part of this triple-header card. The word is unbeaten #1 WBO Matt Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs) will be facing #3 WBO Andy Lee (33-2, 23 KOs).
Also, interim WBA World light welterweight champion Mauricio Herrera (21-4, 7 KOs) will be facing unbeaten Top Rank promoted Jose Benavidez Jr. (21-0, 15 KOs). This will be a big step up in class for the 22-year-old Benavidez Jr, because he’s still facing weak opposition at this point in his career. Continue reading
Tonight’s Showtime pay per view broadcast opened with a terrific matchup, as American Mauricio Herrera took on Johan Perez, of Caracas, Venezuela. The last time we saw Herrera was in Puerto Rico against 140 pound kingpin Danny Garcia, where many fans feel he was the victim of home cooking in favor of the champ. This time he felt more at home in Las Vegas, which is only about a four hour drive from his residence in Riverside, California. Perez held training camp for this bout in America for the first time in his career, where he benefited from great sparring at Daniel Ponce De Leon’s gym in California.
The opening rounds started with Herrera moving forward and Perez backing up, circling to his left, and attempting to counterpunch. Neither man could get land anything flush, causing a lot of tie ups as they slipped punches and jockeyed for position. Things were a bit messy and Herrera wasn’t cutting off the ring but rather following his opponent. It felt as though the Venezuelan fighter was doing the better work early on. Continue reading