Hernandez Sets Sights on National Championship, Olympics
POSTED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 6:06pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 10:39pm
Wednesday, July 14: Urbina Hernandez rolled through the U.S. Open Boxing Regionals, advancing to the U.S. Open Nationals at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hernandez, a 17-year old Clint High School boxer, has boxed only two years, but has seen improvement under traininer Terry Glenn of L.A. Boxing. The 2012 Olympics will be the first time women's boxing has been allowed in the Olympics, in only 119 pound and 132 pound divisions. Urbina fights in the 141-pound division, or Junior Welterweight, and hopes to lower weight for a shot at the olympics. "My goal right now is to go to nationals, represent the female boxers at the olympics, the 2012 olympics, and then hopefully I can go pro." Her trainer, Terry Green, see's a future. "When she comes back from nationals, even though this is her first go at it, hopefully she does well, but depending on how she does, we're still going to try to drop her down to 132, give her a shot at it. You know, it's the first olympic games in 2012 for females, so she might as well have a go at it. This is her first time on the computer scoring system, so she has a good chance at being at least number 8 when she comes back here, but hopefully she will make the quartefinals or semifinals." Urbina added, "I feel I should do good, I have been having a lot of training time, it's already two years, but I am hoping I can come back here ranked number 1."