Nelson Hernandez – smiling master of golden gloves

He should be called "Fearless Hernandez" for many reasons. First, he did not hesitate to enter the ring with a higher ranking warrior. Secondly, he gave his best. Then he showed strength and determination fighting like a champion. Finally, he held the championship in gold gloves for Wisconsin in 1982–1984.

Former Golden Gloves champion Nelson Hernandez was born in Puerto Rico. Inspired by two uncles, as well as two of his best friends, he entered the ring at the age of fifteen, weighing 115 pounds, and completed thirty-seven fights as Bantamweight. Hernandez eventually moved to Wisconsin and trained with Israel Costa at the United Community Center. Hernandez believed that every boxer should have a mentor and should be inspired by someone who is able to provide mental, physical and spiritual support.

He felt that Costa was a mentor to him and like a father; as a result, Costa is currently helping children in the community center because of his love of boxing, respect for Costa, and the desire for children to succeed. In his opinion, successful people should somehow help their communities. He was also inspired by the Costa record training great fighters such as Hector Colon, who eventually became the champion of the country. As a result, he is very impressed with other boxers to stay with the winner and also become the winners.

Hernandez entered professional boxing at the age of twenty-two. His achievements include the spectrum of completing thirty-three professional fights in the welterweight category at 139 pounds, three fights in the welterweight category at 147 pounds and two fights as junior average weight at 155 pounds. Most of his fights were difficult because he always fought with bigger boxers. The inspiration for a young warrior is not to give up other warriors; there is always a possibility of winning, which depends on the moment.

Hernandez explained that the most difficult fight he had ever fought against Leonard Townsend from Chicago, which took 10th place in the world. Hernandez fortress. "I went with him ten rounds and it was a difficult fight." He felt that the fight was a real educational experience that he valued and that every warrior should move away from the fight, feeling that he had learned something useful.

Hernandez collaborated with great trainers such as Al Mooreland and Eddie Brooks in Wisconsin. He is inspired by Sugar Ray Robinson, Robert Durand, Mohammed Ali and Larry Holmes. He met and shook hands with Mohammed Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) in 1985. Hernandez fought professionally in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minnesota and Canada. He also believes that his travels have made him a more competent person in the world. He believes that everyone should try to travel outside of their area, instead of just staying in one corner of the city or town without knowing or experiencing the rest of the world, which should be part of their education.

"My training was very rigorous, and work on the road started around 4:00, starting with running, shadow boxes, sparring, squats, skipping ropes, handbags and pads," says Hernandez. He continued to comment on the fact that his training usually ends around 19:00, and because of his diet he was not allowed to eat anything after 19:30. Hernandez is of the opinion that his training and diet had a positive impact on his life and gave him good physical and mental health for years. It also encourages others to remain mentally and physically strong to survive in this world.

As far as the lessons learned are concerned, he would do better in the field of finance. Since graduating from high school in the ninth grade, he was sometimes used during boxing careers by others who concealed information. The bills he was presented with, including meals, hotel rooms, travel, etc., destroyed the profits he was to receive. "However, I was still struggling with the hope that one day I would achieve my goal as a champion," says Hernandez.

He learned, like others, that boxing is not as effective as it seems on television. There are many backstage activities that are not shown. He believes that younger warriors should not be naive and should know that they can be used in a variety of ways. In addition, they should be prepared for frustration. However, they should remember such things and avoid such negative encounters in the future. Based on his first-hand experience, Hernandez suggested that it would be different if he had the knowledge I had at the time.

"Boxing was a saving grace for me," Hernandez wonders. He reported that one of the main benefits he achieved while participating in boxing was to avoid trouble. Several of his friends had legal problems and did not do well. Some of his friends were involved in the criminal justice system after having problems with law enforcement. Believes that today's youth should remain positive, develop a positive attitude and treat others positively; as a result, it will negate negativity.

When it comes to travel, Hernandez laughed and commented that he had a great time in Canada and that he really enjoyed culture and people. He decided that the only thing he didn't like was the way they were searched at the border. During his first trip, he had only American currency and was not sure of the accuracy of the transaction; However, during the second trip he only took Canadian currency and felt much better when he went out to eat. He fought Chad Brisson in 2002, a Canadian champion, which was his last fight.

Hernandez retired from boxing at the age of thirty-five. He stated that the income was not enough to support me and my family. Now I work every day. In addition, Angelo trains and mentors light, hard university and diploma seeking. Regarding Angelo's career, Hernandez states: "I don't want it to be used by the system as I was. I would like him to benefit from my first-hand experience. "