Nico Hernandez decisioned Russia’s Vasilii Egorov Monday afternoon to go to 2-0 and he now advances to the quarterfinals.
Hernandez’s win over Egorov was viewed as somewhat of an upset as Egorov was highly touted as the second seed in the light flyweight division.
Not so much of an upset as far as Team Hernandez is concerned, they know they have something special.
As he did in his first bout, Hernandez used an effective left hook and added an equally impressive right hook to both the head and body this time around. In addition his movement and feints were excellent causing his opponent frustration while creating openings for his attack.
You must improve with each bout and Hernandez did just that. As good as he was in the opener on Saturday, he was better today.
Hernandez will now face Carlos Eduardo Quipo Palaxti of Ecuador on Wednesday. A victory would guarantee Hernandez at least a bronze.