January 21, 2021
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Eduardo Hernandez to face Eduardo Garza at Wild Card Boxing on Thursday

Eduardo Hernandez to face Eduardo Garza at Wild Card Boxing on Thursday

by means of Francisco Salazar

Fringe junior lightweight contender Eduardo Hernandez will face Eduardo Garza Thursday nighttime, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz proven to The Ring on Tuesday afternoon.

The eight-circular bout will take area at Wild Card Boxing, in Hollywood, California, and should be the swing bout on the NBC sports network telecast (9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT). basically experience, junior light-weight O’Shaquie Foster will face former two-time world title challenger Miguel “Mickey” Roman, who’s ranked No. 9 via The Ring, in a 10-round bout.

Hernandez (29-1, 26 knockouts), who resides in Mexico metropolis, changed into on the quickly track toward contender reputation when he confronted gatekeeper Roger Gutierrez on July 13 of ultimate year, losing by knockout in the opening circular. Hernandez entered the fight having knocked out his previous 22 opponents.

The 22-yr-historic bounced returned from the loss in his last bout on November 30, successful by stoppage when Sergio Puente did not answer the bell for circular 6.

despite the loss, Hernandez, who made his seasoned debut at the age of 16 and is co-promoted with the aid of Golden Boy and Promociones del Pueblo, nevertheless has loads of upside. in response to Diaz, Hernandez can nevertheless contend at 130 pounds.

“’Rocky’ is on the road back and is hungry to get back in with the true of the division,” Diaz told The Ring over the phone. “(The) a hundred thirty-pound (division) has giant skill and Rocky Hernandez will soon be in the mix.”

Garza (15-2-1, 8 KOs), who resides in Mission, Texas, knocked out former world bantamweight title challenger William Gonzalez of Nicaragua in his closing bout on November 9 of closing yr. The 32-yr-ancient is unbeaten in his ultimate 10 bouts due to the fact that dropping to former world junior lightweight title challenger Tramaine Williams in March 2017.

within the co-function of the NBC sports community telecast, prospect William Zepeda (21-0, 19 KOs) will take on Roberto Ramirez (23-2-2, sixteen KOs) in a clash of junior lightweights from Mexico.

Thursday’s card will mark the debut of “Ring city usa”, a new boxing broadcast and content platform, and will be the primary of several telecasts of live boxing on NBC sports network on the way to take region on Thursdays during 2021.

Ring metropolis usa will work with a couple of promoters, including DiBella enjoyment, Golden Boy Promotions, Mexico-based Promociones del Pueblo and global Boxing Stars. native promoters/website coordinators Peter Rasmussen and Steve Bash will oversee the corporation of the fights on behalf of Ring city.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring on account that October of 2013 and has lined boxing in Southern California and overseas because 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) megastar newspaper. He can also be reached by way of electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing.

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