Nico Hernandez captured a Bronze medal for the USA at the 2016 Rio games. From that moment on Nico Hernandez knew big things awaited him back home in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas. Wichita has received much buzz in the last few years for the shockers, the Wichita St. men’s basketball team. Not too often is the city mentioned as a powerhouse for prizefighting. Hernandez, the flyweight prospect, is looking to change all of that and put his city on the fighting map. That enters a new stage tonight on Showtime. Hernandez fights tonight at the Kansas Star Casino in nearby Mulvane, Kansas. The Bronze Medalist told reporters ” You can say I’m one of the biggest names to come out of this area, There’s actually a lot of boxing talent in Wichita ” He added. “it’s just become wasted talent as they either didn’t get the right push or just convinced themselves that they are opponents My goal has always been to put my home state on the boxing map, do for Kansas what Terence Crawford has done for the state of Nebraska.” Hernandez will fight game veteran, Victor Trejo Garcia
Errol Spence is the undefeated IBF welterweight champion of the world. He is also a former US Olympian. The Texan is one of the sports budding superstars who will make his PPV debut next month against unbeaten lightweight champ Mikey Garcia. It’s a heavily scrutinized fight that many, us included, think Spence should have never taken. Instead, he should have made a fight with a top-notch welterweight. To the boxing public beating a lightweight, regardless of how good he is will make little difference and do nothing to bolster his status and resume. The welterweight champ stated, ” If I Beat Garcia The Way I Plan, I’ll Be The Guy in The Sport” Unless he means “the guy” that fights small dudes, his comment seems a bit bizarre.
In Just 12 fights Teofimo Lopez has already moved to a top-five ranking by the WBC. and the 21-year-old superstar isn’t satisfied saying “It is in my plans for this year to become a world champion.” Lopez has taken it one step further and traveled down to Mexico to try and convince the WBC he is worthy of the title shot. The WBC 135-pound champ is Mikey Garcia who the organization is taking a wait and see approach with to examine exactly what division Garcia will fight in. The 140-pound champion is Jose Ramirez who has the same promotional company and fights on the same network as Lopez. Ramirez like Lopez is down in Mexico City at the WBC convention. If the Brooklyn bred mega-prospect is willing to go up to 140, a title shot against Ramirez could be easily made by Bob Arum and top rank. Would Arum be ready to put two of his best rising stars in the ring together? That’s a very different question