Mauricio Herrera was on what many thought was the short end of the stick in March against Danny Garcia, but he says it’s behind him and on Saturday he’ll get back in the elite mix at 140.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara weigh-in from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the site of their Saturday showdown. The weigh-in, which begins at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m. ET, can be watched on YouTube, Ustream, and sports.sho.com/live.
JuanMa Lopez, Tomoki Kameda, Mauricio Herrera, Johan Perez, and other fighters on Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara undercard shared their thoughts on the main event matchup and their own fights at Wednesday’s public workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Three days out from the big show in Las Vegas, Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara and the rest of the Showtime Pay-Per-View card at the MGM Grand met fans and shook it out for the cameras. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the full rundown on what to expect this Saturday in a stacked card supporting the junior middleweight main event between Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara.
Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara arrived by limousine at the MGM Grand, along with combatant pairs Abner Mares-Jonathan Oquendo, Juan Manuel Lopez-Francisco Vargas and Johan Perez-Mauricio Herrera, for Saturday’s Showtime PPV card. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia, says his son will not be bothered with boxing tactics from Aug. 9 challenger Rod Salka, who hopes to improve on Mauricio Herrera’s game plan. Garcia says his son will “destroy” Salka.
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said junior welterweight contender Mauricio Herrera heads into his July 12 clash with Johan Perez “on a mission” in the wake of his disputed majority decision loss to RING champ Danny Garcia.
Mauricio Herrera and Abner Mares are being considered for the Showtime PPV undercard of the July 12 Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara main event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez.
Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of 140-pound champ Danny Garcia, spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about his son’s imminent move to 147 and next fight (maybe July in Philadelphia), tough Philly fans, and Mauricio Herrera, who won’t be getting a rematch.
IBF light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins spoke to RingTV about his preparation for WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov, who he faces on April 19 in Washington, D.C., at his training camp in Philadelphia. Hopkins also spoke about the Danny Garcia-Mauricio Herrera fight.
Mauricio Herrera is even more convinced that he deserved the nod over 140-pound champ Danny Garcia after viewing the fight during the past two days. Herrera wants a rematch, but if Garcia isn’t interested he says he’s willing to fight Lucas Matthysse.
Mauricio Herrera rates the best 140-pound fighters he’s faced: Danny Garcia, Ruslan Provodnikov, Mike Alvarado, and Karim Mayfield; and calls for rematches with Garcia and Provodnikov.
WBO 140-pound beltholder Ruslan Provodnikov said Mauricio Herrera “exposed” Danny Garcia by giving THE RING champ a tough fight in losing a controversial majority decision on Saturday in Puerto Rico.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia’s majority decision over Mauricio Herrera on Saturday generated a peak audience of 1.1 million viewers, Showtime announced on Tuesday.
Junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia spoke about his tough majority decision win over Mauricio Herrera, a move to the welterweight division and the September Floyd Mayweather Jr. sweepstakes. “I’m only going to learn from each fight,” Garcia said.
Mauricio Herrera told the boxing media in Puerto Rico that he should have won his challenge to junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia. “I expected a tougher fight but he wasn’t hard to figure out,” Herrera said.