Vladimir Hernandez Upsets JRock, Real Combat Media Boxing Upset of Month For October 2021
Las Vegas, NV (October 13th, 2021)– Unheralded Vladimir Hernandez, 13-4 with six knockouts, Stockton, California, by way of Ciudad Lerdo, Durango, Mexico, scored his third consecutive ten-round decision upset on October 9, 2021. Hernandez won a split decision upset over former WBA, IBF and IBO World Super Welterweight champion Julian Williams at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 9, 2021, on the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder trilogy bout televised undercard. Williams, inactive 21 months, was unable to shake Hernandez, who won 97-93, 96-94, 94-96 on the scorecards.
On August 29, 2020, Hernandez, fighting at super middleweight, upset former contender Alfredo Angulo at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, by ten-round decision, winning 98-92, 98-92, 98-92 across the board. Hernandez began throwing bombs and combinations in the second half of the bout. The eighth, ninth and tenth rounds told the story, as Williams slowed down due to fatigue from taking too many body shots, while Hernandez sped up his punch tempo. As round nine began, Hernandez had thrown 556 punches to Williams 353, and Williams had nowhere to hide. In round nine, Hernandez outlanded Williams 22 to 8. In round ten, Hernandez continued swinging away and landed while JRock continued to try to hold. Williams was being outpunched and outhustled. Overall, a fine win for Hernandez, who might have just earned himself a world title shot.
On August 11, 2020, at Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Hernandez scored a split upset over Aaron Coley, with scores of 96-94, 96-94 and 94-96, matching the upset over Williams.
Clearly, Hernandez is an improving fighter and rising star who suddenly hit his fighting prime. In 2017 and again in 2018, Hernandez scored upset eight-round decision wins over previously undefeated Daniel Valdavia twice. A pressure fighter who uses nonstop come-forward relentless aggression, Hernandez outlanded Williams 31 to 11 in power shots. Though Williams landed often, Hernandez kept coming, and dominated the second half of the bout, winning the critical tenth and final round and the bout, fighting to the final bell.