Johnny Hernandez

Bio:

Super Lightweight, Johnny “Hitman” Hernandez fights and trains out of Huntington, New York. Danny is promoted by NY and CT Hall of Fame promoter, Joe DeGuardia. Hernandez made his pro debut in 2014 in his backyard at The Paramount, in Star Boxing’s critically acclaimed “Rockin’ Fights” series.

Falling in love with boxing after watching the 1999 thriller between Oscar Del La Hoya and Felix Trinidad, Johnny began training at the age of 8. He credits his two inspirations for his incredible work ethic and character. Outside of the ring, Johnny tributes his mother for raising him to be a “hard-working man,” and for teaching him to “go after what he wants in life, and to never give up.” In the ring, Johnny is also inspired by one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of gloves, Roberto Duran because of “his relentlessness and will to win;” something Johnny tries to emulate every time he fights. Hernandez fights out of Academy of Boxing in his hometown of Huntington, NY.

Johnny has appeared at The Paramount 13 times, becoming both a fam favorite, and synonymous with the gritty battles that New York’s top club show produces event after event. Hernandez seized one of the biggest opportunities of his career in 2015 on the undercard of the Danny Jacobs-Peter Quillin WBA World Title bout at the Barclay’s Center, as he defeated Jack Grady by unanimous decision, in a rematch of their 2014 bout at The Paramount.

Hernandez would go on to take on fellow Star Boxing stablemate, soon to be turned local rival in Queen’s native, Danny Gonzalez at the Paramount in 2018. The two battled over 10-rounds to a razor thin decision. The crowd could not get enough of the action, with rowdy competing chants of “Hernandez” and “Gonzalez.” To his disagreement, Hernandez would fall short in the bout, in what turned out to be one of the most classic grudge matches in “Rockin Fights” history.

Career Highlights:

Johnny Hernandez vs Jack Grady | Barclays Center | December 5, 2012

Hernandez took to the biggest stage in his career at the Barclay’s Center, taking on Jack Grady of Buffalo New, York in a 4-round super lightweight tilt. The bright lights of Brooklyn were no match to the grit and determination of Hernandez, who pitched a shutout over the four rounds winning the bout by unanimous decisions by scores of 40-36 3x.

Johnny Hernandez vs Daniel Gonzalez II | The Paramount | November 23, 2019

In a rematch of the highly contested Gonzalez-Hernandez I, Hernandez set out to prove the first razor thin decision was a fluke. So sure, of the first fight, Gonzalez entered the bout, putting his WBC FECARBOX Title on the line. The two went to battle over 10-rounds once more. Hernandez was holding his own for the first round and a half before the tide turned at the 1:24 mark of round two, when Gonzalez landed a perfect right hand that dropped Hernandez. Hernandez would get up and continue his combination work, Gonzalez would go on to defend his title by unanimous decision over Hernandez.
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