San Francisco's undefeated NABO Jr. Welterweight champion, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield
(16-0-1, 10 KOs) will defend his title against Southern California's, Mauricio Herrera
(18-2, 7 KOs) this Saturday October 27th at the Turning Stone Resort Casino
. The 10-round bout will be televised live on HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®
beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT as the co-feature to a special tripleheader featuring Thomas Dulorme
vs. Carlos Abregu
and Miguel Vasquez
vs. Marvin Quintero
This past Saturday, Mayfield held a public workout for media members and fans at the Champ Nation Boxing Gym in Oakland Ca. He shared his thoughts on defending his title against Herrera and making his HBO debut.
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On making his HBO debut...
worked my whole life for the opportunity to be fighting on HBO. This
is my time to shine and I'm really excited to bring an action packed
fight to all those in attendance at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino
and the millions watching on TV. I'm a man on a mission to show the
world I'm the best Jr. Welterweight in the world."
On fighting Herrera...
is a battle tested fighter who always brings an exciting fight to the
table because he's a come forward type guy. That makes for an explosive
matchup between us because I throw hard punched from different angles
and someone is sure to get knocked out. I think my fight with Herrera
will steal the show. Both of us have never been knocked out so this
makes for an intriguing bout. If I get him hurt, I definitely will be
going for the KO."
On defending his NABO title...
defeating Patrick Lopez to win the NABO title, I defended it once
against Raymond Serrano where I had an incredible knockout on ESPN. I
know that fight opened doors for my career and here I am defending it
once again against Herrera. I plan to remain the NABO champion and will
look for bigger fights in the future. After this fight I know I'll be
ready to fight for the world title."
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