*New York, NY* (June 28, 2018) Tomorrow, 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,
Currently riding a 13-bout knockout streak, the all-action Fernandez was
brimming with confidence on the eve of the showdown.
“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.
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
“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