By Miguel Rivera
Mexican puncher Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez is anxious to get in the ring on July 13, against the Venezuelan Roger "The Kid" Gutierrez. He's had an excellent preparation to ensure that he walks away with his arm up.
"I'm just waiting for the day to get into the ring and translate all of the work that I've done for so many weeks, weeks of intense work in which my father Ramón Hernández and my manager Issac 'Tortas' Bustos were with me - and they also put their two cents in for this camp," Hernandez said.
He indicated that the work he has done under the guide of Manuel "Manny" Robles has been impeccable, so he was able to get in top form for this fight.
"We did a great physical job, we had the proper recovery and the guidance of Manny Robles, who is a great coach, I am very happy with the results," Hernandez said.
He accepted that it will not be a simple fight because "The Kid" Gutierrez has a tricky style, in addition to the great power in the fists, which can tip the balance in his favor.
"My rival is an experienced fighter, and he has done a lot of his career in the United States, and that speaks of his talent. His record indicates that he can punch, because of his 21 victories - 18 have been by knockout," Hernandez said.
He made it clear, however, that this situation does not bother him because he knows his capacity and the strategy they have put together to be victorious.
"It's something that does not worry us beyond what is normal, we will go out and do our job and let our fists speak on July 13. It will be a great fight and the best man will win," he said.
Hernandez, ranked number two in super featherweight, will face Gutiérrez at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The main bout of this card will feature the unbeaten world champion Rey Vargas, who stakes the absolute super bantamweight crown of the World Boxing Council (WBC), against the two-time world champion, Japan's Tomoki Kameda.