News: Mauricio Herrera; Minto vs Holmes; Ndou vs Ndou

LOS ANGELES, JUNE 24 – Riverside’s Mauricio Herrera captured the vacant WBC USNBC Welterweight title and improved his record to 11-0, 5 KOs as the co-main event on June 12th with an impressive 10-round unanimous decision win over Luis Alfredo Lugo. Witness Herrera’s relentless body shots on the steadfast Lugo who managed to stay standing to the very end on Fox Sports en Español this Friday, June 26th edition of Boxeo Thompson. Herrera vs Lugo will air at 10:00pm ET / PT. Check your local listings for FSE..

In addition, undefeated Colombian bantamweight Yonnhy Perez, who just returned from South Africa after beating Silence Mabuza in an IBF title eliminator on the last stanza of their epic battle, will be part of the telecast. Exclusive footage for his “Fight of the Year” candidate 12-round war will also be shown.

WBO#9 Minto vs. WBC#15 Holmes for WBO NABO Belt!

WBO#9, WBA#15 heavyweight contender Brian “The Beast” Minto (33-2 21kos) will now officially meet undefeated WBC#15 contender Donnell “The Real Touch of Sleep” Holmes (31-0-2) for the interim WBO NABO heavyweight title on Friday August 14th at Pullman Park in Butler, Pennsylvania. Initially, former WBA champ Bruce Seldon (40-7) was to face Minto, but the WBO NABO championship committee declined to approve that bout. A winner of six straight and 15 of his last 16, Minto will also put his WBA Fedecentro heavyweight title on the line. The show will be Minto’s second appearance at the historic Pullman Park baseball stadium. Last July 2nd, Minto Ko’d John Poore (20-2) in the main event on ESPN2’s Wednesday Night Fights before several thousand spectators at the renovated ballpark. Promoted by Beatdown Promotions and beginning at 7pm, the undercard will feature 7 bouts including local heavies Jim Emrick (7-3-1) in a six rounder and Paul “Zeus” Zalus (1-0) in a four. Tickets for the event are $25 (General Admission), $35 (Reserved) and $50 (Ringside) and available at the Pullman Park box office or by calling (724) 287-6797.


The main event, scheduled for 12 rounds for the vacant IBO welterweight world title, will match Philip “Time Bomb” Ndou, 32-3 with 31 knockouts, of Johannesburg, South Africa, against former IBF jr. welterweight world champion Lovemore “Black Panther” Ndou, 46-11-1 with 31 knockouts, a native of Messina, Transvaal, South Africa, based in Sydney, Australia. They are not related.

In the co-featured bout, South African bantamweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka, 20-1 with 12 knockouts, of Duncan City, South Africa, will face Eric Barcelona, 47-15-4 with 17 knockouts, of Valencia City, Philippines, for the vacant IBO bantamweight world title.

In a battle of undefeated South African prospects scheduled for 10 rounds, lefthanded Tommy “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen, 9-0 with 9 knockouts, will battle Jared “The Storm” Lovett, 8-0 with 8 knockouts, for the vacant IBO Youth light heavyweight title. Lovett was South Africa’s “2008 Prospect of the Year.”

2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 5-0 with 4 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, will be featured in a four-round bout against an opponent to be announced. Andrade is co-promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Art Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, and is considered by many to the top prospect from the 2008 U.S. Olympic team.

More exciting bouts will complete the card. All bouts subject to change without notice.

Doors open at 7:00 P.M. (all times local time).

The first fight, which will start the Supersport telecast, begins at 8:00 P.M.

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