"This audience will bear witness to the rough battle of veteran champions".
Says Hernandez’s trainer, Matt Baiamonte owner of Angelo Dundee’s 5th St. Gym.
Hernandez, comes in to this bout on the back of a controversial technical decision loss to Jelena Mrdjenovich back in May in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In her way, is the legendary Acuna, a fighter who has faced a genuine who’s who in the fight game. In fact Acuna’s
first 2 bouts saw her facing a loss in 1997 against Christy Martin and again 1998 against Lucia Rijker
, where Rijker
in the 5th round. One of the great things about these two women in particular is that they aren’t afraid of competition. Yes, they have faced the best of the best and continue to rise to the top.
Hernandez is a true road-warrior, she is a fighting machine with a fantastic heart and highly rated skills. She was recently ranked #2 pound for pound in the world by Ring Magazine
, with Cecilia Braekhus
being ranked #1 pound for pound.
With both women in terms of skills, we are expecting a highly competitive and thoroughly engaging bout from the opening round. It’s not everyday that boxing fans would say this bout is the best fight in the sport this coming weekend. With several major world title bouts taking place around the globe.
Fighting in her own backyard, it’s hard to go against Acuna
in this bout. The only thing we know for sure is that she’ll have to go through the fire and heat that Hernandez brings if she wishes to record her 39th victory.