Nico Hernandez

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  • Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Profession: Flyweight boxer
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Fast Facts

  • Named after his twin brothers who passed away at birth.
  • Entered the ring for the first time at age 9 at the Wichita gym owned by his father, Lewis. 
  • Competed in soccer, wrestling and cross country in school.
  • Captured Junior Olympic gold in 2011 and 2012; added a U.S. Golden Gloves title in 2013 and runner-up in 2015 (both at 49kg). 
  • Became the 14th Olympian from Wichita (and first since 2004) when he defeated an Argentine fighter in Buenos Aires in March, joining a list featuring track great Jim Ryun and basketball's Lynette Woodard.
  • Raised money to fly his parents to Rio by selling t-shirts with his likeness, a fund-raiser also involving other U.S. boxers.
  • Tied for a bronze medal in the men's light flyweight division at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Relationships

  • Chello Hernandez — Mother
  • Nico Hernandez — Brother
  • Lewis Hernandez — Father
  • Miguel Hernandez — Brother

Details

  • Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Profession: Flyweight boxer