Eduardo Hernandez: Has Mexico found its Rocky?
It is rumored that Mexico has found a new prospect to bring Mexican boxing back to glory. His name is Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez.
Looking at his resume of he carries 26 victories; 23 of those wins coming by way of knockout and zero losses. Unlike most prospects at this stage, the promising 20 year old hasn’t “padded” his impressive resume. Hernandez has only faced four opponents with a less than 50%-win ratio. In fact, most of his opponents brought more experience to the ring than he did.
This kid employs a very sophisticated style of “box” that the traditional Mexican fan expects from their fellow native representative. He is armed with a full array of punches, a well-thrown jab, controls the mid-range distance very well, and loves to attack the body. He also has excellent power and seemingly has hurt every man he has faced. Hernandez, in a way, is reminiscent of Mexico’s greatest legends – Salvador Sanchez meets Julio Cesar Chavez. This kid is fascinating to watch.
Hernandez is currently residing in one of the most talent-rich divisions. Namely, the Super Featherweight division; housing stars like Gervonta Davis, Miguel Berchelt, Franciso Vargas, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Orlando Salido, and the list goes on. He will have a lot to prove to satisfy the hype he is building. Hopefully, his management team guides him well and we will witness the next great Mexican fighter. This is a fighter to watch!
By: Cesar Rivas