ERISLANDY LARA TO FACE FREDDY HERNANDEZ ON JUNE 30 SHOBOX
Gary Russell, Jr. also added to broadcast
Press Release: The special Saturday night edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on June 30th has just been completed with the addition of two new bouts. Previously announced for the show at Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. is the IBF junior middleweight championship bout between champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage and Cory Spinks, but that has now been bolstered by the addition of featherweight Gary Russell Jr. taking on Christopher Perez and Cuban junior middleweight Erislandy Lara facing Freddy Hernandez in a pair of ten-round bouts.
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A member of the 2008 United States Olympic team, Gary Russell Jr. (19-0, 11 KO's) will make his first appearance of 2012 following a 2011 campaign that saw him go 6-0 with blistering knockouts over Antonio Meza and Heriberto Ruiz.
Culiacan's Christopher "Huracan" (Hurricane) Perez (23-2, 14 KO's) is one of the most active young fighters in the game today,
Lara (16-1-1, 11 KOs) [who was badly robbed of a win] against Paul Williams in 2011, has taken matters into this own hands, knocking out Ronald Hearns in just 94 seconds in April.
Mexico City's Hernandez (30-2, 20 KO's) is an 11-year veteran of the sport who has faced four former or current titleholders in a row (DeMarcus Corley, Mike Anchondo, Andre Berto and Luis Collazo) in his last four fights (losing only to Berto).