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Sports Spotlight: Boxing's Melissa 'Huracan' Hernandez

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Bronxite Melissa Hernandez is known in the boxing world as “Huracan,” Spanish for hurricane. This boricua boxer made history earlier this month in Las Vegas, winning her third world title belt, the vacant Women's International Boxing Association's super featherweight crown. She defeated Elsa Nuñez, scoring a unanimous 10-round decision. This is the latest addition to her titles. Hernandez is also the winner of the International Female Boxing Association’s Super Bantamweight title and the Global Boxing Union’s Female Lightweight Title. Described as fiery, highly entertaining, and confident, Hernandez says she loves the challenge of the sport. "I am pound for pound one of the best female boxers in the world and I don’t want to just talk about it," she says. "I want to show it. In New York City, I am without a doubt the best female boxer, and I want to prove that I am the best wherever I go." She now holds a title in three different divisions, which is a r