Coming off the biggest victory of his career, San Jose boxer Andy Vences is preparing to make his 2017 debut.
Take a look inside Andy’s training camp as he prepares to defend his WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title against Angel Hernandez on March 10 in the main event of the UniMas ‘Solo Boxeo’ series at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California.
Vences (17-0, 10 KO) captured the WBC title after defeating previously unbeaten Top Rank prospect Casey Ramos (23-1, 6 KO) last November at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The fact that Hernandez (13-7-1, 8 KO) has never been stopped in his career is a motivating factor for the San Jose native. Vences plans on doing something fighters such as Robert Easter Jr, Erick De Leon and Casey Ramos were unable to do against Hernandez. Knock him out.
“I’m training to stop him,” Vences said. “I’m not going to wait for it to happen. I’m gonna make it happen.”
Undefeated and now holding a belt as he heads into his 18th pro fight, Vences realizes that he is entering a new chapter in his career. No longer just a top prospect, Vences said he will need to win impressively in order to prove to Top Rank Promotions and the rest of the boxing world why he deserves to be mentioned among the elite fighters of the stacked 130-lb division.
“Having this belt puts me at the top of the division,” Vences said. “Every fight from here on out is super important. It’s only gonna get tougher so if anything I’m gonna need to train even harder. And I’m willing to do that.”