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Erislandy Lara battles Freddy Hernandez on Saturday

June 26, 2012 - This Saturday, June 30, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., Gary Shaw Productions' hard hitting Junior Middleweight contender, Freddy Hernandez (30-2, 20 KOs) and Golden Boy Promotions' Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11 KOs) will go toe-to-toe in a 10-round bout.

Hernandez, who hails from Mexico City, is coming off an impressive win against former world champion Luis Collazo (31-5, 16 KOs), is determined to show the world that he has a lot of fight left in him. Many thought Collazo would come out victorious, but Hernandez proved them wrong with his spectacular performance. Hernandez promises to go to war with Lara, and push him to limits he's never experienced.

"I'm going to make this a rough fight for Lara," Hernandez said. "I was scheduled to fight Yudel Jhonson (12-1, 8 KOs) recently but had to pull out because of a minor injury. I'm in great shape and will be 100 percent ready to go this Saturday."

"Don't count Freddy out," promoter Gary Shaw said. "Everyone has Lara as the favorite to win this fight, but Hernandez is a hungry fighter who just pulled off an upset against Colllazo. Everyone knows Mexican fighters leave everything in the ring and Freddy has upset on his mind. The fans are going to see a great fight when these two warriors step in the ring."

Talks of Lara facing Saul "Canelo" Alvarez have gotten back to Hernandez and he feels the Cuban fighter is looking past him.

"Lara keeps talking about a potential fight with Canelo, but he's forgetting that he must get past me first," Hernandez said. "Victor Ortiz found out the hard way that you can't look past anyone at the top level and I'm going to show Lara what a real Mexican fighter is all about. The Mexican fans will see a hungry fighter when we step in the ring this Saturday. It's going to be a war!"

The fight will be televised live on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) as part of their tripleheader, featuring IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage defending against Cory "Next Generation" Spinks and Gary Russell Jr. against Christopher Perez.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

TOMORROW! Bundrage, Spinks, Russell Jr., Perez, Lara & Hernandez Host Media Workouts At Fantasy Springs Events Center - 12pm PT - OPEN TO PUBLIC!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

International Boxing Federation (IBF) JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE, FORMER WORLD CHAMPION CORY SPINKS AND TOP CONTENDERS GARY RUSSELL JR., CHRISTOPHER PEREZ, ERISLANDY LARA & FREDDY HERNANDEZ WILL HOST A MEDIA WORKOUT IN ADVANCE OF THEIR JUNE 30 FIGHTS AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO IN INDIO, CALIF. WHICH WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION ON SHOWTIMEŽ

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 AT 12:00 P.M. PT

WHO:

CORNELIUS BUNDRAGE,IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion

CORY SPINKS, Former Undisputed Welterweight World Champion

GARY RUSSELL JR, Undefeated Featherweight Contender

CHRISTOPHER PEREZ, Featherweight Contender

ERISLANDY LARA, Top Rated Junior Middleweight Contender

FREDDY HERNANDEZ, Junior Middleweight Contender



WHAT:

IBF Junior Middleweight World Champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage and former Undisputed Welterweight World Champion Cory "Next Generation" Spinks will host a media workout as they prepare for their world title fight on Saturday,June 30 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. which will be telecast live on ShoBox: The New Generation at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Additionally, the co-featured fighters on the June 30 event, Gary Russell Jr., Christopher Perez, Erislandy Lara and Freddy Hernandez, will also work out in preparation for their fights on the June 30 undercard.



*Note fighter workouts are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & fans are encouraged to arrive early!



WHEN:

Wednesday, June 27

12:00 p.m. - Freddy Hernandez

12:30 p.m. - Christopher Perez

1:00 p.m. - Erislandy Lara

1:30 p.m. - Cory Spinks

2:00 p.m. - Cornelius Bundrage

2:30 p.m. - Gary Russell Jr.



WHERE:

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Events Center

84-245 Indio Springs Drive

Indio, CA 92203



FACTS:

Bundrage vs. Spinks, a 12 round fight for Bundrage's IBF Junior Middleweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the first fight begins at 4:00 p.m. The ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader, which will also feature rising featherweight star Gary Russell Jr. facing contender Christopher Perez and top rated junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara squaring off against former world title challenger Freddy Hernandez, will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).



Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Article posted on 27.06.2012



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