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Get Ready for a Matador: Meet Luis Hernandez

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The last time Luis Alberto Hernandez (21-0, 19 KOs) was in the ring, he captured the WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title by way of brutal third-round knockout. 

Hernandez is no stranger to knockout victories as his undefeated record boasts a 90.48 percent knockout rate with all but two of his 21 victories coming by way of stoppage.

In a recent Round By Round Boxing phone interview with Luis Hernandez and his manager, Vincent Ruiz, Ruiz likened his style to a notable american fighter. 

“He fights like a Heavyweight,” said Ruiz. “He reminds me of Ray Mercer.”

The new Golden Boy Promotions signee will soon be encountered by a new set of American fans. Hernandez expressed his excitement to fight under the banner. 

“I feel good, I feel confident,” said Hernandez. “I feel supported by one of the biggest promotions in the world.” 

Hernandez’s career has brought him to the United States twice, with both bouts being in Dallas, Texas.

Unsurprisingly, both bouts ended with a stoppage by way of TKO, with one bout being for the WBC Youth World Super Lightweight title. Hernandez is ready to compete again in the US, this time with the support of a world class promotional team.  

“I’m excited to fight over in the United States again under Golden Boy and reach some more fans that way,” said Hernandez.

Hernandez was targeted by multiple promoters, receiving offers from each of the big three promoters in the US. However, it was ultimately decided that Hernandez was best fit to be a part of Golden Boy with its recent history of successful promotion of Hispanic fighters. 

Once boxing reconvenes, Hernandez is eager to display his skill in the ring once more, this time at a big event. 

There are conversations that Golden Boy is targeting a return to action in July, likely without fans.

The goal is for Hernandez to be a part of that card so that the undefeated prospect can capture the attention of waves of new American fans by fighting the way he always does on a stage that could potentially be seen by millions of streamers.  

“He’s a crowd pleaser,” said Ruiz. “He’ll play around and bull**** with you, but once he gets into the ring he takes the mask off and becomes a different person. He can end a fight with one punch.”

However, while Hernandez continues to get knockout victories, his team aims to find him some strong opponents to give him more rounds. The plan currently is to gain experience and slowly work into the top 10 within the next couple of years. 

The excitement surrounding Luis Hernandez is palpable. It will be no surprise to see him in big and meaningful fights in the not-too-distant future. 

As for Hernandez himself, he had a message for boxing fans who have yet to see him compete.

“You’ll soon see a matador; a true Mexican fighter,” said Hernandez. “I give everything and put on a show every time I am in the ring.” 

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