Jr. Welterweight Melissa “Huracan Shark” Hernandez Inks a Promotional Deal with VegasStar Boxing.

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:

Melissa Hernandez:

Nickname?

HuracánShark

Favourite all-time boxer?

Hector Camacho

Belinda Laracuente

Favourite current boxer?

Terence “Bud” Crawford

Favourite fight?

Marvin Hagler vs Tommy Hearns

Boxing clubs?

Amateur: Webster PAL in the Bronx

Professional: Gleasons Brooklyn, New York

Amateur honours?

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?

Chevelle Hallback

Goals in boxing?

Becoming champion again.

Retirement age?

I retired at 36 due to loss of love for the sport.

Team?

Cutman Pete Grant and my mangers Bill Nelson and Marvin from Vegas Star Boxing management

Boxing style?

My own. lol.

Ring walk song?

Anything from the disco era

Pre-fight rituals?

Dancing, laughing, chopping it up with my team.

Favourite brand of gloves?

I love grants and rivals gloves

Best venue?

Hard Rock Las Vegas – The Joint

Favourite belt?

Of course the WBC green belt.

Favourite sportsman?

None

Favourite music?

Old rock – house music and disco

Favourite food?

Steak with rice and beans. Con aguacate maduro

Favourite superhero?

None

Next fight?

TBA

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