A night of elite and regional boxing action was held at the opulent Caesars Palace Forum this past Saturday night in Dubai, hosted by Peoples Fighters promotion, with the showpiece bout featuring two rising stars from the Americas battling it out for the vacant WBC International super-featherweight championship strap.
Cuban pugilist Herrera, based out of the Cuban Boxing gym in Dubai, boasting a perfect record in his fledgling professional career, kept that record intact with a 6th round technical stoppage victory over a brave battle-ready Pablo Robles from Mexico.
The contest started with both boxers looking to hit the ground running. Herrera got the better of the early exchanges landing damaging punches to the right eye area of his Mexican foe throughout the early rounds.
Those crisp and powerful punches would later play a part in the stoppage as Robles failed to come out for the start of the seventh round after a lengthy medical timeout between rounds six and seven. Referee Ali Oubaali called a halt to the fight to protect the health and safety of Robles, who, for his part, played a big part in a crowd enjoying the contest up to the stoppage.