Miami, Florida- Puerto Rican puncher Melissa Hernandez (22-7-3, 7 KO’s) from Miami, Florida. getting set to jump start her boxing return to the ring in 2019 signing a exclusive contract with VegasStar Boxing out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
We spared Q&A with the Champ today:
Favourite all-time boxer?
Favourite current boxer?
Terence “Bud” Crawford
Marvin Hagler vs Tommy Hearns
Amateur: Webster PAL in the Bronx
Professional: Gleasons Brooklyn, New York
2003 New York Golden Gloves runner up 138lbs
2004 New York Golden Gloves winner 132lbs
2005 New York Golden Gloves winner 132lbs
2005 PAL nationals winner 132lbs
Biggest achievement in boxing?
The coming pound for pound best female in the world in boxrec.com
Toughest ever opponent?
Goals in boxing?
Becoming champion again.
I retired at 36 due to loss of love for the sport.
Cutman Pete Grant and my mangers Bill Nelson and Marvin from Vegas Star Boxing management
My own. lol.
Ring walk song?
Anything from the disco era
Dancing, laughing, chopping it up with my team.
Favourite brand of gloves?
I love grants and rivals gloves
Hard Rock Las Vegas – The Joint
Of course the WBC green belt.
Old rock – house music and disco
Steak with rice and beans. Con aguacate maduro
What fight do you want to see happen this year?
Women to Finally get equality when it comes to our purses to fight.
If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be?
I’d like to fight
Christie Martin, Lucia Riker, Melissa Del Valle, Belinda Laracuente
What is the best division in boxing to watch?
Featherweight to Middleweight
(Can’t really choose. We’re in a good place with boxing right now. For men and women.)
Titles or money?
I care about the money. To get the money you need the titles. So they go hand in hand.
Thank you Champ
Interview by Damon Gonzalez/Latinbox Sports