Saturday, June 13, 2009

Boxing Prospects

With several hispanic boxing stars such as Oscar De La Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and others retired or close to retiring, the need for new hispanic boxing stars is critical.

I was able to see two of the sport's rising stars on Thursday night and Friday night on TV. Featherweight Charles Huerta is an up and comer with an 11-0 mark. He has a good skill level and has good power. He is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and has a bright future. He is patient in the ring and with more experience will be a solid fighter down the road.

Meanwhile, Garcia is a tough nosed fighter with decent power at 140 pounds. Garcia is also a patient fighter and has plenty of experience in his career dating back to his amateur days.

Both Garcia and Huerta have the pedigree to be good fighters. If they can both stay focused and keep busy, they have bright futures. Hispanic fight fans and fight fans in general are always looking for future boxing champs and it looks like two more might be on the way.

- Felix