Ramon Garcia Stops Juan Hernandez, Earns Title Shot
By Jake Donovan
Ramon "Principe" Garcia beat one Hernandez to get to another, as a knockout win on Saturday night earned him a mandatory title shot at a 108 lb. title later this year.
The former titlist emerged back into the championship picture with an 8th round stoppage of Juan Hernandez in their Televisa-televised 108 lb. title elimination bout in Leon, Mexico. Garcia scored two knockdowns, the second prompting the stoppage at 2:16 of round eight.
With the win, Garcia is next line for a crack at the WBC junior flyweight belt. Its claimant, two-time titlist Adrian Hernandez is in line for an optional defense next month in Mexico, and with a win will most likely face Garcia later this year.
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Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America.