Junior welterweight Tony “Lighting” Luis, 15-0, will now face rugged veteran Jose “Loco” Hernandez on ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
The quick-handed Cornwall fighter’s original foe, Miguel Gonzalez withdrew, citing an illness and opening the door for Hernandez.
With a 13-6-1 record, Hernandez has battled six unbeaten foes.
The Waco, TX native lost in controversial fashion to Matt Remillard, Michael Angelo Perez, Oscar Meza and Luis Ramos. His reume includes victories against Aaron Garcia, Noe Bolanos and Jairo Sanchez.
The fight will be televised, on taped delay, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday on TSN2.