Golden Boy to co-promote unbeaten 130-pound Rocky Hernandez

Press Release


Mexico City super featherweight Rocky Hernandez (27-0, 24 KOs) and Promociones del Pueblo, one of the leading promoters in Mexico, have signed a co-promotional agreement with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy. Hernandez is a 21-year-old puncher who debuted as a professional in February 2014 when he was only 16 years old.  Hernandez will make his debut in the United States when he takes on Tanzania's Ibrahim Class (22-5, 10 KOs) in a ten-round fight on Saturday, March 30th at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The fight will be streamed live on DAZN.
"At Golden Boy we are in the business of working with fighters from all over the world and making them into international stars," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "We've done it in the past with Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Adrien Broner, Lamont Peterson, Amir Khan, Daniel Jacobs, Marcos Maidana, Deontay Wilder, Abner Mares, Jermell and Jermall Charlo, Peter Quillin and Austin Trout."
"We are doing it presently with the biggest star in the sport, [world middleweight champion] Canelo Alvarez, along with champions such as Jaime Munguia, Rey Vargas, Xu Can, Angel Acosta and Andrew Cancio," De La Hoya continued. "And we have the next generation of stars with Ryan Garcia, Vergil Ortiz, and Lamont Roach, Jr. This company knows how to work with fighters from all kinds of backgrounds, so we're more than ready to join forces with Oswaldo Küchle and Promociones del Pueblo to co-promote Rocky Hernandez as he begins to make big waves in the stacked 130-pound division."
"We are very happy to jointly promote Eduardo 'Rocky' Herndadez with Golden Boy," said Oswaldo Küchle, President of Promociones del Pueblo. "We are confident that he will win over a lot of fans in the United States, especially since he has great power in both hands. We at Promociones del Pueblo have had an excellent relationship with Golden Boy for years, and together we will keep giving opportunities in the United States to many Mexican boxers so they can achieve their dreams."
"I'm very delighted to be presented to fans in the United States with Promociones del Pueblo and Golden Boy," said Rocky Hernandez. "I am preparing very hard to give a great fight to the fans on March 30th, and God willing I will walk away with my hand raised. I have a tough opponent in front of me, but I am training very hard"