Alvarado: I'm taking Herrera into deep waters on Saturday

Los Angeles (April 11) - This Saturday, April 14, from the Mandalay Casino in Las Vegas a junior welterweight collision will erupt between Mauricio Herrera and Mike Alvarado LIVE on HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. (SRP $44.95) as part of the telecast that will feature Juan Manuel Marquez versus Sergey Fedchenko for the interim WBO Jr. welterweight championship, and Brandon Rios versus Richard Abril for the interim WBA lightweight championship.


Mauricio Herrera:

A lot of people didn't expect me to be where I'm at today but I put in a lot of hard work. I fought tough guys in the past, put in a hard 8 weeks of training and this is it for me. I was a late bloomer.

This is it for me. I'm ready for a big fight like this. A lot of hard work went into my preparation and I have waited a long time to finally face one of the best to prove myself and to show the world who Mauricio Herrera is. I am ready and I will perform.

Alvarado is a tough challenger and he showed it on all his fights but I am more than ready for him. Mike Alvarado has a lot of heart and that's going to make for a good fight on Saturday April 14th.

This is it for me, I'm ready and I hope he's ready.

Mike Alvarado:

This is going to be a great card, There's a lot of great talent on this card. I trained hard for this fight and it's one of the best camps I've ever had so I'm ready.

I'm ready to put on a good show like I always do and I hope Mauricio can swim because I'm taking him to deep waters.

The Mike Alvarado vs. Mauricio Herrera bout is promoted by Top Rank in association with Thompson Boxing Promotions. The Marquez/Rios world championship event is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Tecate and AT&T, remaining tickets priced at $250, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges, are available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at or


HATTON PROMOTIONS are delighted to officially announce their ‘Road To Glory’ bill which will take place at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday 16th June.

It is our biggest ever show in a short three year history and will feature four exciting title fights.

Topping the bill is a vacant ‘interim’ WBA world super-bantamweight title fight between Bury’s Scott Quigg and Leicester’s Rendall Munroe.

It is one of the biggest domestic clashes this year with British champion Quigg facing his toughest test ever against the former Commonwealth and European champion.

In the chief supporting bout Sheffield ‘Spice Boy’ Ryan Rhodes meets unbeaten Belarusian knockout artist Sergey Rabchenko for the vacant European light-middleweight title.

In a third title fight British, Commonwealth and WBA intercontinental champion Martin Murray will be in championship action against a top class opponent.

The Undefeated St Helens boxer held WBA super champion Felix Sturm to a draw back in December, and was due to face WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June, but the fight was pulled because of visa problems.

Sheffield heavyweight hope Richard Towers bids for his first professional title when he comes up against another unbeaten fighter, Germany’s Michael Wallisch for the vacant EU heavyweight crown.

The card will be broadcast live by Sky Sports.

Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton said: “This is Hatton Promotions most ambitious promotion so far, and shows that we have come a long way in a short space of time.

“All the fights are competitive and everybody at the venue and watching live on television will get a show they can remember.

“I am so excited about Scott’s fight against Rendall. Scott is one of the best young boxer’s in the world at Rendall is one of the 8st 10lb elite fighters.

“Ryan’s fight against Rabchenko is between two world class operators and I have no doubt that the winner will challenge for a world title.

“I am certain Martin Murray is going all the way and if he wins in June I believe he will be made mandatory contender for the WBA crown.

“Richard Towers has done everything right and for a late starter to boxing deserves nothing but praise. By the end of 2012 he will be ready for Tyson Fury and David Price.”

Ticket prices are now on sale priced £125 (VIP Inner Ringside + exclusive cash bar), £100 Ringside, £55, £35 and £30. You can purchase tickets by calling Hatton Promotions hotline 01925 755 222/ 847 2500/ 888 4402/

For all the latest updates please follow the Twitter account dedicated to fight @quiggvmunroe


April 12, 2012 - Rising junior lightweight star Joel Diaz Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs), of Palmdale Calif., has a new opponent for his scheduled eight-round bout on April 28, at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Diaz was supposed to fight Georgi Kevlishvili (10-3, 3 KOs), but will now face Colombian, Yogli Herrera (22-14, 15 KOs), a rugged veteran of 35 fights. Kevlishvili had to pull out for personal issues unrelated to boxing.

Said Diaz, "I'm steadily working hard in the gym and I'm always ready to fight anyone, anywhere. Opponents are always falling out of fights. That's why I live in the gym. Herrera has a lot of fights so I know his experience will be a challenge. Tough fights like these are only going to make me better. I believe in myself and my skills to come out on top. I'm on a mission to be the best and I'll be prepared for anything he brings to the ring."

Roy Jones Jr.'s Square Ring Inc. in association with TNT Sports Promotions will co-promote this event. For more information on Joel Diaz Jr., please visit

Article posted on 12.04.2012

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