Mexico's Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez has signed a long-term promotional deal with Matchroom. Hernandez (33-1 30 KOs) is ranked #1 in the WBC rankings at 130 pounds. Closing in on a world title shot, the 25 year-old KO artist had an explosive 2022, starting with a first-round stoppage win over Jorge Castaneda in June and then in September, he stopped Jorge Cuellar in five rounds.
Hernandez’s first fight under the Matchroom banner will take place in July and will be announced shortly, and he will look to display his credentials to land that coveted title shot. “I’m really happy and excited,” said Hernandez. “I feel blessed for getting this opportunity, they brought me in as a B-side and seen that I’m capable of great things, it’s an honor for me and my team to be part of Matchroom. I’m one step away from fulfilling my dream of becoming a world champion. It’s all I have in my head, the world title, and I know Matchroom will make it happen.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Rocky to the team,” said Matchroom's Eddie Hearn. “Rocky is such a dangerman for the 130 pound division and he’s right on the edge of landing a World title fight. That’s what we are looking to deliver for him, and once he gets that shot, Rocky could reign at the top level for a long time and carry that power up the weights.”