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.
Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. and Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado, who are scheduled to open up the HBO Latino telecast, attended the event and were joined by fighters featured in the non-televised undercard including Nick Arce, Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez and Jesus Ivan Delgado.
Below are the fighters’ finals thought about their upcoming bouts on July 11:
MAURICIO “EL MAESTRO” HERRERA, Former Interim WBA Super Lightweight Champion:
“I feel great. I feel prepared and ready to beat Lundy and if he wants to brawl, box or do whatever, I’m ready. I feel there is a big possibility that I can stop him.”
“HAMMERIN’” HANK LUNDY, Super Lightweight Title Contender:
“He [Herrera] may have beaten another Philly fighter, Danny Garcia, but he’s got to realize I’m another type of animal. I’m a throwback fighter and on Saturday, Herrera is going to see what Hammerin’ Hank is all about.”
JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ JR, Featherweight Prospect:
“My dad and I have had a great training camp and I feel great. Working on sitting down on my shots and my power in general has been a huge focus for us. This fight is really important because I feel it will set up the future of where I stand in the division. My goal is to be fighting for a title a year from now and that will all come down to Saturday night.”
RENE “GEMELO” ALVARADO, Former WBC Silver Featherweight Champion:
“I’ve worked hard to prepare for this matchup. He [Diaz Jr.] is a good fighter, but I feel comfortable and calm. I have been working on my speed and focusing on fighting intelligently and I think that will be the difference in the fight.”
NICK ARCE, Featherweight Prospect:
“I feel stronger. The physical training and conditioning during camp has been great and I feel comfortable with our game plan. Training has been great and I cannot wait to put on a show for all the fans. If I can keep my knockout streak that would be great but fighting smart is a huge part of our game plan.”
CHRISTIAN “CHIMPA” GONZALEZ, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring. We took a short break after my last fight and then went right back to work, working on a lot of the things that helped me win. Obviously my goal is to win but also in a way that makes it exciting for the fans.”
JESUS IVAN DELGADO, Super Featherweight Prospect:
“I’m excited. I’ve been sparring a lot working my speed and power and I feel great. I’m ready to make a big impression on my fans in my hometown and show my skills. I think my style and versatility gives me a great advantage in this fight.”
Tickets for Herrera vs. Lundy are priced at $10, $25, $50 and $100, plus applicable taxes and service charges, and are available for purchase at www.lacoliseum.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by calling 800-745-3000.
Herrera vs. Lundy is a 10-round super lightweight bout for the vacant NABF title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing and sponsored by Corona Extra and Mexico, Live It To Believe It! Doors open at 4:00 pm PT and the first bell rings at 4:30 p.m. PT. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).