Tuesday 28 June 2011
Genaro Hernandez, who died of a rare form of cancer on 7 June at the age of 45, was a boxer who twice won the world super-featherweight title.
Hernandez, or "Chicanito" [little Mexican], was born in South Central Los Angeles and began his professional career in 1984. He was the World Boxing Association super-featherweight champion from 1991-94 and World Boxing Council super-featherweight champion from 1997-98.
He won his first championship in 1991 with a ninth-round knock-out of Daniel Londas in France. He relinquished that belt to fight Oscar De La Hoya for the lightweight title in 1995 but was knocked out in the sixth round. He won the WBC title in 1997 against Azumah Nelson. He lost his last fight, and the title, to Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 1998. He retired due to a blood clot in his brain and finished with a record of 38 wins, 17 of them knock-outs, two draws and one defeat.
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