12 ROUNDS WITH MARCOS HERNANDEZ By Lem Satterfield – Premier Boxing Champions

                                12 ROUNDS WITH MARCOS HERNANDEZ

Marco Hernandez March 23 Fight Rosario

Once-beaten middleweight says he’s ready to graduate from “The Contender” to title contention when he squares off with Jeison Rosario this Saturday on PBC on FS1.

By Lem Satterfield – Premier Boxing Champions


A lot has occurred in the life of Marcos Hernandez since he and Jeison Rosario fought to a draw in February 2018. It began when he was selected among 16 professional fighters to compete at 160 pounds on The Contender television series.

Hernandez, 25, 13-1-1 (3 KOs), earned a split decision over Danny Valdivia in May and a unanimous verdict over Quantavious Cash in November to finish behind champion Brandon Adams and runner-up Shane Mosley Jr.

This Saturday, February 23, he’ll square off against Rosario (17-1-1, 12 KOs) again, on the undercard of the WBC super middleweight title fight between Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirum at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bout will be televised on FS1 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).

Has your Contender experience changed your life?
I made more money last year than I had in the past. You’re getting weekly checks while you’re there being filmed. There’s a winner’s purse and a loser’s purse, and when I got sent home between fights after being cut over my right eye, they gave me the loser’s side even though I didn’t fight. That was very generous of them.

Plus, I’ve received a lot of exposure. Once, in a hotel parking lot, there was this guy marveling at me, so excited to see me. That was a really cool feeling, having somebody so happy to see me. I have people coming to me at supermarkets wanting to take pictures. They know who I am now as a fighter. Beside Brandon Adams, I’m the only Contender who didn’t lose on the show.

Any regrets?
If I had the chance, I believe I would have beaten Shane Mosley if I hadn’t had to come home with the cut, but it’s time to move forward.

I wouldn’t say I feel any more pressure heading into this fight as a result of being on the show, but I do want to show I’m a better fighter than the one who faced Rosario before.

What is your proudest moment as a fighter?
Beating Kevin Newman on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in August 2017. I lost my previous fight in March to Kyrone Davis by split decision.

Kyrone just out-boxed me. It’s a tough feeling to think you’re better than somebody but to lose, anyway. Against Davis, being honest with myself, my heart and mind weren’t in the ring with me.

You took your father’s [Joseph “Joey” Hernandez] advice and replaced him as a trainer with Henry Ramirez.
It was tough at first when my Dad first told me that I should find a new trainer. I thought he was giving up on me after losing one time. My mind was racing, but I got the call for the Newman fight, and my first camp with Henry Ramirez was great.

Being able to bounce back from that loss and fighting at a weight above 160 for the first time, I showed everybody a lot. I went up 10 pounds from 153 to 163, I bounced back against an undefeated fighter, and I did it on a Floyd Mayweather card, beating him handily and knocking him down in the last round.

What improvements have you made since the series?
My father was very good at molding me into the fighter I became, allowing me to develop into a well-rounded boxer.

Now, Henry Ramirez has tightened and refined some things within my style. I’m learning to sit down more on my punches, which is really translating into my power.

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FRESNO, CA (August 1, 2018) – Marcos “Mad Man” Hernandez (11-1-1, 3 KOs), who is advised by Al Haymon and fighting under the Premier Boxing Champions platform of fight cards, will appear on the upcoming season of The Contender on EPIX®.

The highly anticipated 12-episode season, from MGM Television and Paramount Television, will premiere on EPIX® on Aug. 24, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT with Hernandez being one of the more notable middleweights featured on the series multiple fights televised on FS1.

Hernandez, a native of Fresno, CA, trained with his father Joey Hernandez until a heavily debated split-decision loss to Kyrone “Shut It Down” Davis made Hernandez rethink his training habits. He has since moved his camp to Southern California and begun training with Henry Ramirez. Since the move Hernandez, has since gone undefeated in the professional realm.

“I am excited that a lot of people will get to see me on The Contender,” said Hernandez. “I loved being on the show and growing up I watched it every week. It was amazing to see Andre Ward and Sergio Mora there. Those guys are two fighters who fought at middleweight that I have looked up to my whole career.”

“This is an opportunity to create a better life for my son, my wife as well as my mom and dad. I am proud to be from Fresno and I want people to know where I am from and who I am fighting for.


Marcos “Mad Man” Hernandez Training Camp Quotes & Photos

Marcos Hernandez Training Camp Quotes & Photos


Photo Credit: Team Hernandez

RIVERSIDE, CA. (August 21, 2017) – Middleweight prospect Marcos
“Madman” Hernandez (9-1, 1 KO)
is scheduled to face Kevin Newman II (7-0-1), this Saturday on the
Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard.  The 6-rounder, will serve as the swing bout for the preliminaries on FOX and FOX Deportes.  Prelims on FOX and FOX Deportes begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and leads directly into the Mayweather vs. McGregor
event that will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


Marcos Hernandez gives his thoughts on training camp, his upcoming showdown with Newman, and more. 


On his current training camp with new trainer Henry Ramierz…

“This time around I was in better shape entering camp.  I’ve brought on Henry Ramierz as the lead trainer in my corner and we are working great together.  Riverside, California, has been home
for me for the last five weeks.  Ramierz had me go back to working on the fundamentals of boxing.  He’s not trying to change my style, he’s just letting me be myself, while working on some of my weaknesses.  My dad Joseph will still be with me working my corner. 
He knows me best and I will always have him by my side when I fight.  It’s been a very productive training camp to say the least. 


On his matchup with Kevin Newman II…

I know I’m facing a tough undefeated fighter in Newman, so my preparation is at an all-time high.  Henry and I
are focused on his tendencies, and we see some flaws that we feel we can exploit.  It will be an exciting fight for the fans, that I can guarantee.   


On moving up to the contracted weight of 163 lbs. …

“I’ve never fought above the middleweight division.  This will be my first time fighting this heavy at 163 pounds.  Personally, I feel it’s going to a good thing for me to fight at this weight. 
I’m 6’1, so making 154 pounds was getting tough.  I feel I can still make that weight but right now I’m right on weight and my body feels fantastic. 


On rebounding from his first defeat…

“Going into this training camp, I feel a lot better.  Right now, I feel my back is against the wall, so I’m going to give it my all when I step into the ring this Saturday.  Looking back, I
know I could have done better.  Losing my first bout really has me motivated going into this fight. 


On fighting in one of the biggest events in boxing history…

“I’m extremely excited to be fighting on a card that will be shown to millions around the world.  It’s not everyday you get this type of opportunity.  With the world watching, I’m going to
leave everything in the ring on fight night.  I’m going to show the world that I have what it takes to become an elite fighter