World Ranked Super Featherweight Jon Fernandez Returns To
Battle Tonight In Spain
Tonight, undefeated super featherweight contender Jon
Fernandez (15-0, 13 KOs), of Bilbao, Spain, clashes with
battle-tested Nicaraguan veteran Henry Maldonado (20-6, 14
KOs), in a bout scheduled for eight rounds, at Pabellon
Camilo Cano, in La Nucia, Spain.
Currently riding a 13-bout knockout streak, the all-action
Fernandez was brimming with confidence on the eve of the
"Maldonado has a lot of very good experience. He's fought a
number of great fighters, but we've had a terrific training
camp and I'm ready for victory," said the 22-year-old
Fernandez turned heads in the United States last year with
two stunning knockouts televised on SHOWTIME and looks to
return later this year.
"One fight at a time for me, but I loved fighting in the
United States and look forward to coming back soon."
"Jon Fernandez has great potential and is already a world
ranked contender," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella
Entertainment. "This is an important fight for him, as he is
likely to return to ShoBox in the US in his next fight."
World ranked #11 by the World Boxing Council and co-promoted
by DiBella Entertainment and Maravillabox Promotions,
Fernandez has obtained the guidance of boxing legend Sergio
"Maravilla" Martinez while training in Spain.
"Sergio is terrific, he comes to watch me train and has
always been very helpful with his advice to me as a
fighter," said Fernandez.
Speaking about his stoppage streak, Fernandez stated, "I
don't look for the knockout, but when the opportunity
presents itself, I take advantage of it. I hope to win by
knockout on Friday night."
Two fights ago, Fernandez captured the WBC Silver Super
Featherweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of
then-undefeated Alexander Podolsky in his hometown.