MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Boxer Melissa Hernandez is making a highly-anticipated comeback to the ring.
The former six-time champ has been training for the last 10 months for her ring return against Chantelle Cameron.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Joining In The Fight Against Global Pandemic
While she’s about to turn 41, age is nothing but a number for the Puerto Rican boxer with Miami Roots.READ MORE: South Florida House Republicans Vote Against President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
“I decided to return to the sport because I’ve seen how competitively weak the field has now become and I want to change that. I love working with my classes at the Continuum Sporting Club in Miami Beach and I’ve seen the passion and hard-working talent that comes from Miami as a city with a strong boxing history. I like pushing the envelope and my body and mind feels just as able as I was ten years ago,” she said.
She’s gunning for the WBC super lightweight title, with the fight taking place in the United Kingdom this winter.MORE NEWS: Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
“To come back to the U.S. and bring that belt from England over here, I think it’s a big deal. You know that I have to fight a lot harder because I’m going to a different country. She has all the checks on her boxes, so I kind of have to beat the crap out of her to get this done,” she said.