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Herrera, Lundy Make Weight For Crossroads Bout In L.A.

By Jake Donovan

Mauricio Herrera and Hank Lundy are primed and ready for their crossroads bout Saturday evening in Los Angeles, California. 

The pair of hard-luck veterans easily made weight ahead of their main event. Herrera (21-5, 7KOs) tipped the scales at 139.4 lbs., while Lundy (25-4-1, 12KOs) weighed in at 139 lbs. 

Herrera is coming off of what many felt should have been a career-defining year, yet somehow managed just one win in three fights in 2014. The Californian was deemed unfortunate to have not walked away with decision wins over Danny Garcia and Jose Benavidez. Titles were at stake in both fights, including the World lineal 140 lb. championship versus Garcia. All that the 35-year old Herrera walked away with from either occasion was industry-wide respect as his opponents escaped with highly questionable decisions. 

A loss to Benavidez last December served as Herrera’s last fight to date. The bout came one week after Lundy came up short in a spirited 10-round loss to Thomas Delorme. Both bouts aired live on HBO. 

Lundy had won three straight heading into the fight, but in recent years has become better known for his willingness to taking on all comers more so than actually landing a win. The Philly product had a chance to redefine that image, but blew his chances at a fight with 2014 Boxcino lightweight winner Petr Petrov when he showed up nearly a full division over the agreed-upon contractual weight. 

There was no such issue for the 31-year old on Friday, showing up lean and trim in vowing to pull off the upset over Herrera. 

Also on the show: 
  • Michael Angel "The Artist" Perez faces Luis Sanchez, a late replacement for the injured Sharif Bogere
  • Jose Ramirez steps up in class as he faces featherweight gatekeeper Rene Alvarado
The card airs live on HBO Latino, topping the last ever boxing show at The LA Sports Arena. The venue has been targeted for demolition to make way for a new outdoor stadium in the coming years, leaving behind a rich 56-year history of serving the L.A. sports scene. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gauchomalo on 07-11-2015

Lmao herrera can't even knockout straw weight lol

Comment by knockoutkid on 07-10-2015

herrera will win this decisively either way, but he will ko lundy.

Comment by BigNuts on 07-10-2015

[QUOTE=Vicious.;15863564]Can't believe there isn't more attention for this fight. Everyones sleeping on it[/QUOTE] Maybe because boxing is dead to most people who don't give a crap about two no name nobodies? Ever think of that?

Comment by Teetotaler on 07-10-2015

Can't believe there isn't more attention for this fight. Everyones sleeping on it

Comment by -Hyperion- on 07-10-2015

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;15863430]Dont leave it in the Judges hands Herrera, these wannabe slick fighters always get the benefit of the doubt. 1 flashy punch every 30 seconds catches the geriatric judges eyes... #WARHerrera[/QUOTE] yep, stylistically, a difficult fight for Herrera, the way…

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