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.
As a special added bonus, fans will be able to meet boxing legends and Olympic Gold Medalists Paul Gonzales and Henry Tillman, both returning to the same arena where they won their gold medals at the 1984 Olympics, who will be on hand to sign autographs.
The pre-celebration is open to the public and fans planning to attend the fights are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at www.lacoliseum.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by calling 800-745-3000.
Joining the updated card, previously announced fighter Michael “The Artist” Perez (22-1-2, 10 KOs) will now face new opponent Luis Sanchez (17-3-1, 5 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico, replacing Sharif Bogere who withdrew due to injury during training camp, in a 10-round co-main event to battle for the vacant NABO Lightweight title. Also, new to the undercard, Irish power puncher and Los Angeles transplant Jason Quigley (6-0, 6 KOs) will now face Tom “Hitman” Howard (8-3, 4 KOs) of Trenton, MI in a non-televised six-round super middleweight bout; and undefeated boxer Zachary Ochoa (11-0, 5 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, will kickoff the night facing a yet-to-be-announced opponent in a non-televised six-round super lightweight fight.
Hailing from Cancun, Mexico, Luis Sanchez made a strong professional debut in July 2011, winning his first bout against Alejandro Rodriguez in Yucatan, Mexico. He continued to keep an undefeated status while accumulating eight more wins before facing tough opponent Winston Campos who beat him with a technical knock out in April 2012. Sanchez has racked up an impressive record boasting recent wins over Adan Mares and Alfonso Torres in 2015, and in 2014, over Miguel Beltran Jr., Adrian Padron, Jesus Cruz Bibiano, and Luis Gonzalez.
Born in Trenton Michigan, but now residing in Biloxi, Mississippi, Tom Howard rose through the amateur ranks winning the Alabama Golden Gloves tournament. Howard made his professional debut in September 2012 defeating Philip Soriano. After experiencing his first pro loss in his second fight against Donald Ward, Howard won his next seven fights. His most recent two fights against Todd Manuel and Eric Bossler resulted in losses, and on July 11, Howard will return to the ring eager to claim his first victory in 2015.
Zachary Ochoa, the 23-year-old fighter hailing from Brooklyn, New York, has already accrued an impressive record staying undefeated since his professional debut at the age of 19 in 2011. One of the most promising prospects in the sweet science today, Ochoa has continuously triumphed over formidable opponents, boasting recent wins over Moises Rios, Engelberto Valenzuela, Jose Miguel Castro, and Luis Alberto Cervantes.
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 4:15 p.m. PT. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
Tickets 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.