Yesterday, the boxing community lost one of the greatest champions in Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez. He lost his 3 year battle to cancer at the young age of 45. Chicanito finished his boxing career with a record of 38-2-1, 17 KOs. His only two losses were to Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He was employed by Top Rank as a broadcaster and boxing fans last heard of him when he called the Humberto Soto vs Urbano Antillon fight.
Chicanito Hernandez was not only a great fighter but an amazing human being. He got along well with everyone. He will definately be missed by not only his friends and family but by the whole boxing community.
Genaro was a true warrior. In the fight against Azumah Nelson when he was punch in the throat and was told that if he stopped the fight, he would win on points, he decided to continue fighting. Chicanito wanted to win the fight the right way; by fighting and that was a representation of the type of boxer and human being that he was. Here is an article that Dan Rafael from ESPN wrote about his passing. Enjoy it. http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6637276
Finally, to remember Chicanito Hernandez, I am including his fight with Azumah Nelson. Enjoy it.
Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, R.I.P.