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Nico Hernandez

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  • 2016

NICO HERNANDEZ
Weight class: 
Light flyweight/108 lbs
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Height: 5-4
Coach: Lewis Hernandez
Club: Northside 316 Boxing 
Occupation: Lube Tech
Began boxing: At nine-years-old after the first time I saw my uncle box and I knew I wanted to try boxing
Greatest asset in the ring: I never give up
Biggest inspiration: My dad because he gives 100% in everything he does
Biggest motivation: To represent the United States
Pre-fight ritual: Pray and listen to music (Lose Yourself – Eminem)
Did you know:
* I had two twin brothers that passed away at birth that my parents named me after
* I won a contest and had my poem published
*  In fifth grade, I was one of four students to represent my school in the “Battle of the Books”
OLYMPIC TRIALS FOR MEN’S BOXING CHAMPION

2015 ELITE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANT
2015 CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BRONZE MEDALIST
WSB AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM TRIAL CHAMPION
2014 YOUTH CHAMPION
2013 NATIONAL GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION
2011-12 JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPION

Former Light Flyweight Olympic Athletes

105 lbs

1904: Miles J. Burke (2nd)

1904: George Finnegan (1st)

106 lbs

1972: Davey Lee Armstrong, Puyallup, Wash.

1976: Louis Curtis, Washington, DC

1980: Robert Shannon, Edmonds, Wash. (The United States didn’t participate)

1984: Paul Gonzales (1st), Los Angeles, Calif. (1st)

1988: Michael Carbajal, Phoenix, Ariz. (2nd)

1992: Eric Griffin, Broussard, Los Angeles, Calif.

1996: Albert Guardado, Topeka, Kansas

2000: Brian Viloria, Waipahu, Hawaii/NMU

2004: Rau’shee Warren, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008: Luis Yanez, Duncanville, Texas


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