Herrera & other photos

Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera was wracked with

illness when he fought Johan Perez of Venezuela

at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Photo by: Al Applerose

Riverside's Herrera made his debut as a junior

welterweight fighter under the Golden Boy Promotions banner.

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Herrera's jab was the constant that kept him in the fight. Illness weakened Herrera but he knew when to fight

and when to retreat. Herrera won by decision.

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Perez wasn't ready to give up meekly. He attacked and attacked as he tried to pierce Herrera's defense.

Photo by: Al Applerose

Herrera used his ring intelligence to offset the much taller Perez in their junior welterweight clash for the number

one ranking.

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Mexico's Francisco Vargas blew out Puerto Rico's Juan Manuel Lopez in their junior lightweight showdown.

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Juanma's corner wisely ended the fight at the beginning

of the third round. Lopez has had a terrific career and many great victories. Hopefully this was his last fight.

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Memo Ochoa the goalie of Mexico joined Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and the ring girls of Corona Beer. The main event was about to start.

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Mighty Mike Tyson was one of those watching

the Canelo-Lara fight.

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Erislandy Lara asked for a rematch after losing by split decision to Canelo Alvarez.

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Mexico's Canelo Alvarez responded to reporters that

he would not grant Lara a rematch after giving fans a boring fight.

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