Advertisement
Advertisement

Adrian Hernandez Hungry to Avenge Loss to Porpramook

By Jake Donovan

Adrian Hernandez traveled halfway around the world for the second defense of his light flyweight title last year. The free-swinging Mexican came home empty-handed, as Kompayak Porpramook stopped him in the 10th round of an instant classic in Thailand last December.

The loss snapped a nine-fight win streak for Hernandez in addition to sending him home depressed for the holidays.

Two wins later – albeit against severely limited competition – has the ex-champion in positive spirits heading into this weekend. Porpramook has agreed to travel to Hernandez’ hometown of Toluca, Mexico for Saturday night’s rematch, which airs live on TV Azteca.

Given the thrilling nature of their first fight, an equally entertaining rematch could pave the way for a lucrative third fight should Hernandez come out victorious.

"I will gain revenge for the defeat I suffered in December in Bangkok and will clearly beat him, either by decision or the quick route (knockout),” vows Hernandez (24-2-1, 15KO). “I'm in great physical shape to not fail the people who believe in me.”

Hernandez has spent the past two months holed up in Romanza Gym, absorbing knowledge from Hall-of-Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain. The time and dedication in the gym, he believes, will prove to be the biggest difference between last year’s outcome and this weekend’s rematch.

“I absorbed the teachings of my coach. I'm ready for what I hope is a very intense fight,” said Hernandez. "I'll go all out to recover the WBC green belt, with the support of my fans. We will see this Saturday who is the best light flyweight world champion.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo Nacho Praises Marquez For Rejecting Cotto's Weight Demand Christian Hammer vs. Timur Stark Set For September 17 Wilcox dominant, Miljas impresses at Toronto boxing show Hatton: Gennady Golovkin's Size Will Be Too Much For Brook Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez on Oct. 1, Puerto Rico Jacobs vs. Mora II, Easter vs. Commey, Kauffman on Sept. 9 Robert Guerrero-Adrien Broner Will Be Targeted, Says Manager Marcos Maidana, Robert Garcia To Sit Down and Discuss Future Artie Pelullo Sees a Very Big Future For Ruben Villa Mikey Garcia Eyes Gold: I Want Terry Flanagan's WBO Title! Team Frampton Had Secret Weapon in Camp For Santa Cruz Kim Poulsen Gets Career Back on Track, Training at Wild Card Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas, Malignaggi vs. Bracero - Face Offs Photos/Weights: Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams, More Photos: Leo Santa Cruz, Frampton Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Beast Mode For Kell Brook Clash Lee Baxter Promotions Brings Boxing Back To Toronto Flanagan vs. Verdejo Ordered By The WBO, Says Frank Warren Santa Cruz: I Won't Be Like Quigg, I'll Force Frampton To Fight! Hatton Warns Harrison That Rabchenko Will Make Statement Joseph Diaz Reflects on Velez Win, Talks Strategy Against Proa Ed Brown Returns To The Ring Against Venegas in Indiana Santa Cruz Hopes Mares Overcomes Eye Issue; Wants Rematch Josh Warrington: I Want Lee Selby More Than Anyone Else Amir Khan: I'll Fight Conor McGregor To Prove I'm a Real Man! Roach: If He's 100%, Pacquiao Would Destroy Floyd Mayweather! Joseph Diaz vs. Josh Warrington Clash Eyed By Golden Boy Dusty Harrison vs. Thomas 'Cornflake' Lamanna on Sept. 16 Lee Selby Will Have a Ringside Eye on Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Pacquiao Says Comeback is NOT About Money, But Passion Khan on Canelo: He Weighed 187 With Me - Fight Golovkin! Marlon Tapales To Receive Hero's Welcome For Title Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton: Ring the Damn Bell
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement