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Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez injured, “KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory” postponed

*PARK CITY, Kansas* (November 27, 2017) – Due to an injury suffered by 2016
Olympic bronze medalist *Nico Hernandez* last week at training camp, this
Saturday night’s “KO Night Boxing: Gold & Glory” card, presented by KO
Night Boxing LLC, has been postponed until February 10, at the same venue,
Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.

The 21-year-old Hernandez was scheduled to headline the event in his
hometown against Hungarian flyweight champion *Jozsef “Little Red”
Ajtai* (19-9,
12 KOs) in the eight-round main event for the vacant International Boxing
Association (IBA) Americas flyweight championship.

The promoter plans to keep the card intact, as much as possible, and he is
hopeful that Ajtai is available to challenge Hernandez for the IBA Americas

“Injuries are an unfortunate part of boxing, but the good news is that Nico
will be 100-percent ready to go February 10th,” promoter *John Andersen* said.
“I know that Nico feels that he’s letting everybody down but, at the end of
the day, all that really counts is his health. He’s a tough kid who has his
entire pro career ahead of him.”

“Over the last six months, Nico has become like family to the Hartman Arena
staff,” said Hartman Arena Executive Director, *Ben Bolander*. “We wish the
best for him and hope for a speedy recovery, so we can see him back here in
February fighting for the title.”

Tickets to the December 2nd event will still be honored at the
February 10 event.
If ticket holders are unable to attend the new event date, full refunds
will be offered at the point of purchase. Tickets will remain on sale
for February
10, 2018, event date.