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Oso Heredia boxer who left the street, wants to dominate the cruiserweight

Erika Montoya Mexico City / 28.07.2022 13:50:04 After accumulating 80 knockouts in 94 fights as an amateur



Erika Montoya

Mexico City / 28.07.2022 13:50:04

After accumulating 80 knockouts in 94 fights as an amateur, Chihuahuan Germán Heredia jumped into professionalism ready to leave a mark in the big divisions.

Following in the footsteps of Andy Ruiz – the first Mexican heavyweight world champion – 24-year-old Heredia Orrantía intends to make history in the sport of fists.

Germán Heredia came across several years ago, when his mother used the sport as a tool to keep him off the streets.

“He was lazy, really. He gave me (that boxing thing)… he was beating the vaguillos with whom he got together. But thanks to boxing and my mother I left the streets”, said the fighter who this weekend is looking for his second fight as a professional, the first – three months ago – he won by decision.

Heredia will face Diego García in Ciudad Juárez within the same lineup that will lead the 10-round match between Mexican Alan Solís and Frenchman Ugo Fougeras at the Ciudad Juárez Municipal Gym.

El Oso, as he is nicknamed for his great physique, will face Diego García in a 4-round duel.

One of Heredia’s goals is to put himself in a good position in three years to start competing for titles and, in the process, mix his professional career with studies, since he wants to move forward with his career.

“I am short (1.83) for the division, the truth. But I have been training strength to hit harder,” explained El Oso, who under the tutelage of trainer Rubén Ramírez has been training to gain more muscle mass and lose fat, since he wants to fight at 91 kilos and not at the 120 he weighs for now.

“It is a bit difficult to control the weight issue, but I will lose weight and for my fifth fight I hope to fight at 91 kilos. The truth is, I want to make my career at cruiserweight,” he concluded.