2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist Nico Hernandez To Make Pro Debut

Nico Hernandez will make his professional boxing debut on March 25th live CBS.

21 year old Hernandez has been highly touted as a potential star of the future since winning a Bronze medal for the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Nico Hernandez competed in the light-flyweight division as an amateur, but as a pro he will compete at the flyweight limit on his debut against Las Vegas based Patrick Gutierrez.

Nico Hernandez
Photo credit: Courtney Wells / Kansas Star

The fight will take place at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane in Kansas, USA.

This continues the trend of US promoters signing top amateur talent from the recent 2016 Olympics – with Golden Boy, Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions in the States all making moves in recent times.

Interestingly, most of the new talents getting signed are being first boxed in their hometowns – or else in strategic locations in the States where they can gain early followings.

Perhaps American boxing has learned a thing or two from the UK in this regard in recent times, where fighters first establish hometown followings that then, as their star develops, are willing to travel to other locations to support their fighter.

Britain’s Ricky Hatton was probably the best ever example in boxing of this.

He was legendary for bringing 20,000-40,000 of his loyal followers across the pond to the US.