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Name: Raul Hernandez
Alias: The Cuban Fury
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
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- Raul Hernandez, from Matanzas, Cuba, arrived in the United States on the 1980 Mariel Boatlift. He was trained for most of his career by Caron Gonzalez and most of his fights were on Felix Zabala Sr. promotions.
- Hernandez is a fixture on South Beach and is still popular with many of his old fans. In good health, Hernandez remains friends with former Muhammad Ali sparring partner, Gene Wells.
- He was a local clubfighter in Miami during the 1980s with a big fan following.
- Hernandez came to the United States during the 1980 Mariel Boat-Lift. He claimed to be a member of the Cuban National Boxing Team, but this is unconfirmed.
- Hernandez turned pro in South Florida and soon became noted for his gameness and toughness, and his Rocky Graziano type brawling style of fighting.
- Hernandez fought frequently and against any and all competition. After a rather in and out career, he suddenly found himself, winning 11 of 12 fights, including an upset victory over knockout artist Larry Byrd of Miami, who had defeated him twice previously.
- Hernandez ended his career with a stunning knockout loss to Anthony Logan. He reappeared briefly to box an exhibition with former world junior-lightweight contender Frankie Otero at the Calle Ocho Festival on South West 8th Street in Miami, Florida.
- As of October 15, 2008, Hernandez still lived in Miami Beach, Florida, and is a fixture in the South Beach area.