Late boxing champ to be honored

PICO RIVERA - Eight-time world boxing champion Genaro "Chicanito" Hernandez will be presented posthumously the inaugural Salute To Great Champion Award before a boxing and MMA event Saturday at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena.Hernandez (38-2-1), whose only two professional defeats came at the hands of Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr., died earlier this month after he was diagnosed with cancer. The event Saturday will feature three pro boxing bouts and three pro mixed martial arts matches. Tickets are $35 for floor seats and $10 for grandstand general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling (562) 695-0747.

********** Published: June 23, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 10