WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- It only took three fights before Nico Hernandez would compete for a title. The Wichitan is a perfect 3-0 in all of his hometown bouts, no less.
The 22-year-old will face Hungarian champion Jozsef "Little Red" Ajtai in the the eight-round main event for the vacant International Boxing Association (IBA) Americas flyweight title February 10th at Hartman Arena.
It was originally scheduled for December 2nd, but Hernandez postponed the fight due to a shoulder injury.
"It wasn't anything major," Hernandez said. "I just wanted to make sure I was 100 percent before I got back in the ring, especially for this fight since it's for the title."
Hernandez said this will be his second-greatest accomplishment in his young career. The young boxer took home the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and that's something he said can never be topped.
"I don't think anything will ever compare to my bronze medal, except when I get really up there and compete for the [World Boxing Council] belts," he said. "But this is a big step and I look at it like any other fight and I've been training hard. I'm just ready to go."