T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - Rugged southpaw Vladimir Hernandez (13-4, 6 KOs) registered the finest victory of his career, outworking former unified super welterweight world champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams (27-3-1, 16 KOs) to win a 10-round split decision. (photos by Ryan Hafey)
Hernandez won on two cards by scores of 97-93 and 96-94 respectively while a third card read 96-94 for Williams.
Williams got off to a strong start, countering the aggressive Hernández with well-timed counters and opening a cut over his right eye. Hernandez never stopped coming forward, utilizing a dedicated body attack to gradually wear down.
The non-stop assault culminated in a big 10th round for Hernández, who rocked Williams with a straight left that frame. The round was the margin of victory for Hernandez.