Ángel Hernández (boxer)

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Carl Davis (boxer), Angel Hernandez and David Estrada at a benefit for injured and retired boxers in 2010
José Ángel Hernández
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Real name José Ángel Hernández
Nickname(s) El Toro
Rated at middleweight
Height 5′ 8″ (173cm)
Reach 72″ (183cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1975-09-17) September 17, 1975 (age 41)
San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 30
Wins by KO 17
Losses 11
Draws 0
No contests 0

José Ángel Hernández (San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, 17 September 1975) is a Mexican light middleweight boxer. Hernandez has fought many noted fighters. He has held the NABA, NABF and International Boxing Association Americas light middleweight titles.

Professional Career Highlights[edit]

Hernandez made his professional boxing debut at age 16 on March 29, 1996 with a first-round KO victory over David Pearson. He won his first eight fights by knockout.

On May 13, 2000, Hernandez won the IBA Americas Jr. Middleweight Title with a twelve-round split decision over Dominican Republic's Julio Cesar De la Cruz.

On July 28, 2002, Hernandez defeated Larry Marks for the vacant NABF light middleweight title by split decision.[1]

Hernandez vs. Ouma[edit]

On May 30, 2003, Kassim Ouma defeated 'El Toro' by split decision in an IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator for the vacant USBA light middleweight title.

Hernandez vs. Winky Wright[edit]

On November 8, 2003, Hernandez (26-4) lost a 12-round unanimous decision to previous IBF light middleweight champion Winky Wright, (45-3). Winky became the new IBF light middleweight champion in the co-event fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Hernandez vs. Joval[edit]

On February 6, 2004, 'El Toro' moved up in weight and fought Raymond Joval of Netherlands at Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, United States. Joval won a technical decision in the eighth round.

Hernandez vs. Manfredo Jr.[edit]

On May 22, 2010, Hernandez lost his attempt to win the International Boxing Organization's vacant middleweight title against The Contender's Peter Manfredo, Jr. by tenth round stoppage.[2]

Hernandez vs. Adama[edit]

On December 17, 2010, Hernandez lost his second shot at a middleweight championship for the vacant IBO international title at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois to ex-Olympian Osumanu Adama of Ghana by a twelve round unanimous decision.[3][4]

Hernandez Disqualification Loss to Joey Hernandez[edit]

On March 25, 2011, Angel Hernandez incurred an eighth round disqualification loss to Joey Hernandez, in a bout for the vacant USBO Light Middleweight title. Hernandez was briefly suspended, but was subsequently reinstated. He was relicensed to box by the Illinois Athletic Commission in 2012.[5]

Hernandez versus Demetrius Andrade[edit]

Hernandez failed in an attempted comeback on February 10, 2012, in the main event of a Mohegan Sun Casino seven bout boxing card against 15-0 ex-Olympian Demetrius Andrade in a bout for the vacant IBA Americas light middleweight title. Andrade knocked out Hernandez at 1:39 of the second round. Hernandez, who passed all required medical tests before the bout, was suspended for 90 days.

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