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Herrera defeats Kim, Gonzalez tops ex-champ Acosta

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (18-3, 7KOs) of Lake Elsinore dominated South Korea’s Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim (24-8, 18KOs) in the ten round junior welterweight main event from the Omega Products International. Herrera and Kim went the distance in what was an action packed fight. Herrera boxed and countered the aggressive Kim as judges Max Deluca and Pat Connolly had it 99-91, and Marty Denkin scored it 98-92.

In the lightweight co-main event, Cleveland, Ohio’s Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez (20-3, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision against former WBA lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (29-6-2, 23 KOs). Good action fight with Gonzalez and Acosta trading knockdowns in going the distance. Gonzalez down in the second round and Acosta was down in the fifth. Judge Marty Denkin scored the bout 96-92, Pat Connolly 95-93 and Max DeLuca had it 97-91, all for Gonzalez.

Featherweight Richard “El Terminador” Contreras (9-1-1, 8 KOs) returned as he scored a second round knockout over Jose Iniguez (6-14, 1 KO). A slight body shot dropped Iniguez as he got up, moments later a crunching left hook to the body sent Iniguez down once again as referee Lou Moret stopped the contest at 57 seconds of the second round.

Opening the action from the Omega Products International in Corona, California, super bantamweights Fernando Fuentes (1-0-1, 1KO) and Cristian Lorenzo (2-0, 1KO) of Tijuana went the distance. Fernando Fuentes boxed well to a majority decision as the judges scored the bout 40-36, 39-37, and 38-38.

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