Carlos HernandezCarlos Hernandez
(born January 23
) is a boxer
. He made boxing
history by becoming the IBF
world Jr. Lightweight champion by beating David Santos for that organization's vacant belt. Hernandez then became El Salvador
's first world boxing champion in history. Hernandez counted in that fight with the backing up of Alexis Arguello
, Roberto Duran
and the Salvadorean President, all of whom were at ringside cheering for him. On October 4
, he retained the title against former IBF world Lightweight champion Steve Forbes, with an eleventh round technical decision.
Hernandez, who moved to the United States in 1991 to reach his goal of becoming a champion, has a record of 39 wins, 3 losses and one draw with 23 knockouts. In previous world title tries, he had lost a decision in 12 to \Genaro Chicanito Hernandez and to Floyd Mayweather.