Golden Boy Promotions 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. The 10-round super lightweight bout from the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles will be televised live on HBO Latino beginning at 11:00 p.m.
In the co-main event and opening up the HBO Latino Boxing telecast is an exciting 10-round lightweight match-up between Michael “The Artist” Perez (22-1-2, 10 KOs) of Newark, New Jersey and Las Vegas transplant Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (27-1, 19 KOs).
“I am glad to be fighting in Southern California,” said Mauricio Herrera.
“I feel it will make me stronger having all the support from my hometown, my family and my promoter. This fight will prove that I am a real threat in the division and Lundy is not going to have an easy fight with me. I am more comfortable in the ring and if Lundy wants a war well then bombs away. Let there be blood!”
“I’m eager to show the world that they haven’t seen the best of me yet,” said Hank Lundy.
“Mauricio Herrera, I like him, because he reminds me of me, but on fight night I am not going to do him any favors. I know he gave Danny Garcia problems but I have full confidence in my abilities. He’s going to see what it’s like when you have a guy in front of you that can do the same thing and do it even better.”
“Herrera vs. Lundy at the LA Sports Arena will be thrilling fight for fans to witness on July 11,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Founder and President of Golden Boy Promotions.
“Lundy is fearless, willing to fight anyone at anytime, and he will give Herrera a challenge in the ring. But, Herrera is bold and relentless with his pursuit of victory in the ring, having fought (and won) against a dangerous fighter like Ruslan Provodnikov. Both fighters are thirsty for the win on July 11 as former world champions looking to reclaim a title.”
“We’re very happy to be working with a great group of people and a first rate promotion like Golden Boy Promotions, as well as everyone at HBO Boxing,” said Jimmy Burchfield Sr., CES Boxing President.
“We’d like to thank Mauricio Herrera and his camp for taking the fight. Lundy has absolutely no fear and no problem going into somebody’s backyard and giving them the fight of their life. This July, he is going to put on an amazing show and have a huge victory on HBO Latino, and let the world know that ‘Hammerin” Hank Lundy is ready to be a World Champion.”
Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $10, $25, $50 and $100, and are available for purchase at www.lacoliseum.com, www.ticketmaster.com.