Eduardo 'Rocky' Hernandez returns May 11 in Mexico

Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez makes his return to the ring against Daniel Lugo at Palenque de la Féria National de San Marcos in Aguascalientes, Mexico on Saturday May 11, live worldwide on DAZN, with Erika Cruz safeguarding her WBA World Super-Bantamweight title against Nazarena Romero.

Hernandez (34-2 31 KOs) belonged to among the battles of the year in October when he handled O’Shaquie Foster for the WBC World Super-Featherweight title, falling agonizingly brief in Cancun after an unbelievable 11thround caused a last round blockage win for safeguarding champ Foster, with Hernandez ahead on the cards.

The 26 years of age will be figured out to return to winning methods as he plots a course towards another chance at World honors, however Lugo (27-2-1 18 KOs) has his own strategies to gatecrash the celebration at 130lbs, and dealing with Rocky in an all-Mexican fight over 12 rounds reside on DAZN represents the greatest night of the 29 years of age’s profession.

“People have actually been counting me out because my loss,” stated Hernandez. “On May 11, I will make a declaration – ‘Rocky Never Left’.”

“First and primary, I wish to thank God, Matchroom, Paco Damián and my group for another fantastic chance,” stated Lugo. “We are back in the health club striving and getting ready for war. Rocky Hernandez is among the very best fighters in my department, nevertheless, I am up for the difficulty.

“I understand the significance of this fight, a win over Rocky Hernandez will open lots of terrific chances. For all the boxing fans that will be viewing on DAZN, we will offer you a Mexican war.”

The co-feature of the night sees Cruz safeguard her WBA strap for the very first time against necessary opposition Romero.

Cruz (17-2 3 KOs) ended up being a two-weight World ruler by taking the title from Mayerlin Rivas in November, outworking the champ in Los Angeles to declare the crown by means of bulk choice. Cruz formerly held the WBA belt at Featherweight before handling Puerto Rican star Amanda Serrano in a legendary indisputable fight in New York in February 2023, with Serrano triumphing in an unforgettable clash.

‘Dinamita’ is delighted to be returning into action and putting her belt on the line, and plans to put the remainder of the champs at Super-Bantamweight on notification.

“I’m entering the ring not simply to safeguard my title, however to dominate,” stated Cruz. “Romero might be the necessary challenger, however my sights are set on larger dreams. Yamileth Mercado, Ellie Scotney, Segolene Lefebvre – I’m coming for all the belts. Romero won’t be the one to stand in the method of my fate. Viva Mexico!”

Romero (13-0-1 7 KOs) gets a 2nd fracture at a title that looked well within her grasp at the midway phase of her clash with previous champ Rivas in June. The Argentine invited Rivas to Buenos Aires and floored the champ in the 3rd round before an unintentional headclash caused a nasty cut above Romero’s left eye, and the fight was ruled a technical draw.

The 29 years of age gets the possibility to get her hands on the title when again, and takes a trip to Mexico to ruin Cruz’s strategies.

“I believe my time has actually come,” stated Romero. “In my life absolutely nothing was, is, or will be simple. I was born for this, and I seem like the very best of all. I prepare like a champ; I believe like a champ, and I require to live like a champ.”

“Our Mexico programs have actually been a discovery and this assures to be no exception,” stated promoter Eddie Hearn. “The champion rounds that Rocky and O’Shaquie dished out in October were mind-blowing. Rocky has actually not disappeared to pity himself, he’s redoubled his efforts and is more figured out than ever to reach the really leading, beginning with an all-Mexican war against Lugo on May 11.

“I can’t await the clash in between Erika and Nazarena, which assures to be so explosive. Erika warranties enjoyment whenever she steps through the ropes and Nazarena will be desperate to get her hands on the title at the 2nd effort; all the active ingredients are there for a timeless.”

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