Angel Hernandez, who was one of the most successful and popular Chicago based fighters will be inducted in the Hitz Boxing Ring of Honor this Saturday night as part of a big night of action as part of The popular Rosemont Rumble series continues on Saturday night, October 15th at The Parkway Sports Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, Illinois.
The massive card is promoted by Hitz Boxing.
Hernandez of Chicago finished his stellar career with a record of 30-11 with 17 knockouts. The “Tough-as-nails” Hernandez made 29 appearances in the Chicago area, with many being in the Rosemont area. Hernandez had defeated many quality fighters such as Leonard Townsend (35-1), Julio Cesar De La Cruz (14-2), Anthony Jones (44-10-2), former world champion Frankie Randall (55-9-1), former world title challengers JC Candelo (23-3-1) and Larry Marks (22-5-1), Victor Rosado (17-4-1), Louis Turner (11-0) and former world title challenger Antwun Echols.
Hernandez came up just short in challenging “Winky” Wright for the junior middleweight championship of the world.
“Angel was such a great fighter and he deserves this honor. Ironically it was his loss to Wilfredo Rivera that put him on the map. That fight proved that he belonged at a top level as Rivera had just lost to Oscar De La Hoya. He beat so many really good fighters, and we look forward to celebrating his career on Saturday,” said promoter Bobby Hitz,
In an eight-round featured bout, super middleweight William Langston takes on undefeated Caleb Hernandez.
In an eight-round rematch, Jimmy Quiter takes on Simon Edward Buettner in a super middleweight fight.
In a third co-feature bout, the wildly popular Thomas Hughes (10-2, 5 KOs) of Chicago returns to the Windy City in over three years, when he takes on Mirady Zola (3-1, 1 KO) of Canal Winchester, Ohio in a six-round super middleweight fight.
In Six-Round Bouts:
Dontae Pettigrew (7-0, 6 KOs) of Chicago takes on Terrell Jamal Woods (28-54-9, 20 KOs) in a heavyweight bout.
In Four-Round Bouts:
Matthew Hambric (1-0, 1 KO of Chicago fights Armando Reeves (3-9-2) of Jefferson City, Missouri in a cruiserweight fight.
Evan Jack (2-0, 1 KO) of Chicago fights Kechaune Jenkins (1-0, 1 KO) of Columbus, OH in a junior welterweight fight.
Juan Guerra Salas (2-0, 2 KOs) of Mexico battles pro debuting Adrian Mazon of Chicago in a welterweight contest.
Brandi Robinson of Chicago will make her pro debut against Neveah Martinez (0-1) of Victorville, California in a super bantamweight fiight.