The most talent-rich roster in California boxing just got richer today, as Thompson Boxing Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of unbeaten lightweight Daniel “El Travieso” Hernandez (6-0, 4 KOs) to an exclusive promotion deal. “I’m very happy to have signed with Thompson Boxing Promotions as my promoter. I have no doubt that Thompson Boxing Promotions will take my career to the next level and eventually lead me to a world championship,” said South Gate, California’s Hernandez. “We feel really good about becoming part of the Thompson Boxing Promotions family,” added Eddie Gonzalez, Hernandez’ manager. “This is something that I had my eye on and was trying to accomplish for the last eight months. I know that both parties will complement each other in this relationship.”
A month shy of his 20th birthday, Hernandez already has an impressive resume to look back on. He was 25-5 as an amateur, winning the Golden Gloves and Desert Showdown Tournament titles, as well as the California Palace Award, and scored victories over highly regarded Chris Avalos, Jose Roman, and Oscar Molina, the twin brother of 2008 US Olympian Javier Molina.
But despite his amateur success, fight game insiders knew that the pro game would truly show what “El Travieso” could do in the ring, and he hasn’t disappointed yet, scoring six wins in six fights, with four of those wins coming by way of knockout. His performances on Thompson Boxing Promotions cards, his professional demeanor in and out of the ring, and his growing fan base prompted company President Ken Thompson to make Hernandez a part of a stellar roster that includes world champion Timothy Bradley, Yonnhy Perez, Juan Carlos Burgos, Josesito Lopez, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera, Patrick Lopez and Abraham Lopez.
“We’re pleased to have Daniel Hernandez on the Thompson Boxing team, and we’re looking forward to leading him up the ranks and eventually to a world title,” said Thompson. “He’s a talented young man, a diligent worker in the gym, and he’s got a lot of people in this area excited about his potential.”