Following a year lay off undefeated, local featherweight prospect Jesus “El Pollo” Hernandez (8-0-2,2KO’S) will lace up his gloves inside the squared circle against Denver’s Steve Martinez, this Friday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium as part of an exciting professional boxing show dubbed “Glendale Glory 3 ”, staged by Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing.
Trained at the Maywood Boxing Club by renowned trainer of many champions, Clemente Medina, who is also responsible for the meteoric rise of super welterweight contender Alfredo Angulo, twenty two year old Hernandez is anxious to get into the ring. “We had a great training camp,” said Hernandez who currently lives in Lancaster with his dad and a co –trainer, Cesar: “I just want show everybody what I can do.”
El Pollo gave his fans a lot to cheer about last year when he faced off against a bitter rival from San Diego, Aaron Garcia twice; once in June and the second time in September. Both bloody battles that took place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California ended up in highly disputed draws.
With fans clamoring for more Hernandez sat on side lines for a whole year due to problems with his former manager Frank Espinoza.“Steve (promoter) said he wants to see Pollo,” exclaimed his father Cesar. Should young Hernandez impress the eyes of knowledgeable boxing fans in Glendale as well as promoters, there will be more action next year.
El Pollo’s return to the ring will be on the undercard of the main event, a ten round bantamweight brawl between Khabir “Crazy Russian” Suleymanov and Javier Gallo. Both pugs promise fireworks.
Tickets priced starting at $50.00 could be purchased online at www.glendaleglory.comor by phone at 626-388-8888. Glendale Civic Auditorium will open its doors at 7:00 pm with the first fight to commence at 8:00pm.