Herrera Wins Majority Decision After Battle With Soto-Karass
August 4, 2017
Anna Aguilar (131 articles)

Herrera Wins Majority Decision After Battle With Soto-Karass

Indio, CA – Two veteran warriors chasing their way back to a winning streak clashed in the ring together tonight at the Fantasy Springs Resort  & Casino. Riverside’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera and LA’s Jesus Soto Karass clashed for ten rounds in their welterweight match up that was the main event tonight. Herrera took the majority decision win over Soto Karass.

Fans were on their feet at the end of the fight applauding a job well done by both the veteran boxers. Herrera suffered a cut over the right eye in the later rounds. Throughout the fight, the two threw punches non-stop. Herrera would roll out some of Soto Karass’ punches, in one round countering with a body punch four times in a row. Herrera’s landed accurate punches and utilized his jab, however, Soto Karass landed the harder punches. By the end of the ninth round, Herrera looked gassed out. Coming into the tenth, Herrera still looked gassed, but then grabbed another wind and continued going toe to toe with the Mexican native.

The crowd packed up the house and would chant “Soto! Soto!” Then followed chants for Herrera. Judges scored the battle 96-44 (twice), 95-95.

Vyacheslav “Lion Heart/Chingonskyy” Shabranskyy took Todd Unthank-May to school and handed him his first professional loss in the c0-main event. Shabranskyy tested Unthank-May’s chin to the full capacity as Unthank-May (10-1-1, 4 KOs) ate hard power punches throughout the ten-round bout. Unthank-May was cut on his left cheek from a punch. By the fourth round, Unthank-May had no answer to the solid blows he was taking. He’d back up with his chin high, and stood in front of the “Lion Heart” looking slow, tired, and worn out. At the end of the seventh stanza, Unthank-May’s corner seen enough and stopped the fight. Shabranskyy became the new WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight champion by way of knockout and improves his record to 19-1, 16 KOs.


Non-televised Bouts: 

Marvin Cabrera (5-0, 4 KOs) of Los Angeles, remains undefeated with a unanimous decision win over Esau Herrera (19-9-1, 10 KOs) of Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Judges scored it 64-54, 59-55 (twice).

Jonathan Navarro (11-0, 6 KOs) of East LA,  grabbed a unanimous decision win over Angel Sarinana (7-7-2, 3 KOs) of Durango, Mexico. Judges scored it 79-72, 80-71 (twice). Navarro scored a first round knock down over Sarinana.

Ricardo Sandoval (8-1, 7 KOs) of Riverside, CA grabbed a unanimous decision win over Antonio Rodriguez (8-18-1, 5 KOs) of Durango, Mexico. Judges scored it 60-54 (twice), 59-55. Sandoval and Rodriguez tested their durability in their back and forth battle.

TV Swing Bout:

Miami’s Niko Valdez (6-0, 5 KOs) remains undefeated with a unanimous decision win over Jaime Solorio (7-4-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico. Judges scored it 60-54, 59-55 (twice). Solorio was not intimidated by the Miami native, and fans were not happy with the declared winner.



Anna Aguilar