From the FBHOF:
An amateur boxer at 13, Pete Fernandez turned pro at the young age of 17. One of the fondest memories of his pro career was scoring a seventh round TKO over Bud Harris in Savannah, Georgia on April 3, 1965 on the undercard of the great Sugar Ray Robinson. After leaving the pro ranks, he stayed away from the fight game for several years before returning to the ring in 1995 as a trainer. It wasn't long before he and his wife decided to promote fights. Starfights Productions, Inc., was born in April 2001, promoting such fighters as former lightweight champ Nate Campbell, and top contender Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry. Some 60 boxing shows later, Fernandez is still going strong in the fight business, recently opening the Fight Factory gym in Tampa, where he trains several fighters, and offers boxing fitness classes.
Inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.