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Herrera Captures WBC-USNBC Welter Title

by on Jun.24, 2009, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Unbeaten Welterweight Mauricio Herrera wins a hard-fought battle for the vacant WBC USNBC title; fight to be aired on Fox Sports En Español on Friday, June 26th 

Photo by Carlos Baeza, Thompson Boxing Promotions

Photo by Carlos Baeza, Thompson Boxing Promotions

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

About Thompson Boxing Promotions

Launched in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, a former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Thompson Boxing Promotions was established with the purpose of elevating the sport of boxing by providing exciting sports entertainment while showcasing talented athletes on their way to the summit of the sport. In the past nine years, the company has risen from being not only one of the top promotional firms in the competitive west coast market, consistently providing shows that live up to the adage ‘never a dull moment’, but to a nationwide powerhouse that includes on its roster some of the best talent in the game today, including Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., Yonnhy Perez,Juan Carlos Burgos, Josesito Lopez, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera, Abraham Lopez, Patrick Lopez, and Daniel Hernandez.

About Fox Sports en Español

Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,600 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLigaTM, the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship® and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which more than 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households. 

Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at

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