Tony Luis Fights on ESPN Tonight
Cornwall, Ontario – Rising junior welterweight Tony “Lightning” Luis squares off against rugged veteran Jose “Loco” Hernandez tonight at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
The fight will be carried live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The broadcast can be seen on ESPN 2 starting at 9pm.
The quick-handed Cornwall native's original foe was Miguel Gonzalez, however Gonzalez withdrew, citing an illness and opening the door for Hernandez.
With an extremely deceptive 13-6-1 record, Hernandez battled six unbeaten foes and was on the wrong end of a disputed decision more than once. The Waco, TX native lost in controversial fashion to Matt Remillard, Michael Angelo Perez, Oscar Meza and Luis Ramos, coming in as the B-side in each of those bouts. He also owns impressive victories against Aaron Garcia, Noe Bolanos and Jairo Sanchez, while fighting to a draw against Mickey Bey.
“Jose Hernandez is a very difficult opponent and there’s a reason he’s never been in a rematch,” said Luis’ promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions. “To be honest, I think he’s tougher than Gonzalez and Tony will definitely be tested, but I expect him to pass with flying colors. I think Tony’s the real deal and this is the next step on his journey to be a world champion.”
Recognized as one of the top young boxing talents in Canada, Tony Luis, 15-0 (7 KO’s), destroyed hard-hitting veteran Andres Ledesma last September in his United States debut. The popular 24-year-old is a perfect 4-0 with all 4 wins by knockout since moving up to the junior welterweight division.
“I’ve got great fans and they really support me," said Tony Luis. "January 25 will be a great night for me and everything will go as expected if I follow the game plan.”
About Tony Luis
Tony Luis is Canada's #1 ranked lightweight boxer and the WBC Contintental Americas Jr. Welterweight Champion. Tony is involved in the community, presenting a positive role model for youth in Cornwall. He is an ambassador for Team Cornwall and Co-Chair of Teen Cornwall.
Tony boxes out of his hometown club, Champs Eastside Boxing Club.