The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was electrified on July 11 as Golden Boy Promotions in association with CES Boxing presented an exciting evening of boxing in front of a crowd of 4672 fight fans. Live on HBO Latino ® Boxing, the event brought out celebrities including Latin star Kate Del Castillo, Jane the Virgin star and Golden Globe® Winner Gina Rodriguez and the Golden Boy himself, Oscar De La Hoya to watch an all-star line up of the Golden Boy stable of fighters take on a roster of celebrated fighters from around the globe.
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The main event of the evening was an West Coast vs. East Coast battle between Southern California’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (22-5, 7 KOs) and title contender “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (25-5-1, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia for the vacant NABF Super Lightweight Championship. While Lundy came out strong in the first round initially overwhelming Herrera with a flurry of combos and intense speed, Herrera rebounded to showcase his precision and power through well-placed blows that ultimately quieted Lundy’s attacks. Struggling with an eye injury delivered through head butts in both the first and second round, Herrera’s assault was cut short as the officials called an early stoppage in the fifth round. In the end, Herrera was declared the winner by majority decision.