O’Shaquie Foster vs. Eduardo Hernandez Fight Card, Odds, & Predictions

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Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council, holds up the "Cinturon Esmeralda" or Emerald Belt.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Oct 26, 2023, 5:47 PM
  • O’Shaquie Foster will defend his WBC World super featherweight title for the first time against Eduardo Hernandez.
  • O’Shaquie Foster is the betting favorite at -190.
  • Eduardo Hernandez is the betting underdog at +160.

Reigning WBC World super featherweight champion O’Shaquie Foster (20-2) will go to enemy territory to defend his title against Eduardo Hernandez (34-1) in the main event that goes down inside the Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun, Mexico. It will be Foster’s first official world title defense since winning the title over Rey Vargas in February via unanimous decision.

“Ice Water” is the betting favorite in the boxing odds at -190, against “Rocky,” who is the betting underdog at +160. The gap in betting odds between these two is close because they have an equally impressive record and pile of victories. Foster is the slightly favored boxer because he is the title holder.

O’Shaquie Foster Recent Fight Results

Foster was a former five-time Ringside National champion and a two-time National Junior Golden Gloves champion before making his professional debut in September 2012 when he fought Theo Johnson and beat him quickly with a first-round TKO finish. Since then, he competed in 14 fights, accumulating a record of 12 wins and two losses.

The 30-year-old American captured his first minor boxing title in September 2018 when he defeated Jon Fernandez for the WBC Silver Super Featherweight title. He added the WBA Fredecentro Super featherweight title and two title defenses of the WBC Silver belt to earn the world title shot against Vargas in February 2023. Foster maximized the opportunity and won the showdown via unanimous decision.

Eduardo Hernandez Recent Fight Results

Hernandez is an up-and-coming boxer out of Mexico City, who has an outstanding professional record of 34 wins, with 31 TKO/KO and only one defeat. Along with these victories, “Rocky” was able to win two minor boxing titles – the WBC Youth World Super Featherweight title and the WBC International Silver Super Featherweight title.

The Las Vegas resident is fresh off a third-round knockout of Hector Garcia Montes in his previous fight to obtain this world title shot against Foster. He hopes to be the next Mexican world champion with a victory over “Ice Water.” Hernandez wants to pull off a win in front of his home fans in Mexico.

O’Shaquie Foster vs. Eduardo Hernandez: Tale of the Tape

Reach72 inches68 inches
TKO/KO Percentage55%91%

O’Shaquie Foster vs. Eduardo Hernandez: Fight Analysis

Foster will have the advantage over Hernandez in the tale of the tape as he is 2 inches taller at 5-foot-8 and has an upper hand of 4 inches at 72 inches against the Mexican, who stands at 5-foot-6 with 68 inches of reach. The two major differences between the two are their age and finishing rate, with Foster being the older boxer and Hernandez having a higher TKO/KO percentage.

In terms of fighting style, both have a different approach, with Foster being a counterpuncher and Hernandez being the aggressor. “Ice Water” is a patient boxer, who has a perfect mix of footwork and timing. He usually reads the attack from his opponents and sneaks in a few hard counters to inflict damage and score points on the judges’ scorecards.

Meanwhile, Hernandez likes to pressure his opposition with his power jab and powerful combinations behind it. Aside from his stiff jabs, “Rocky” occasionally uses a lethal left hook to present a wide range of attacks and disrupt the defense of his foes. Once he lands a clean shot, the fight is almost over as he swarms them with more combinations.

However, Foster has already seen this type of fighter and has already fought this type of fight from his career-defining world title victory against Vargas earlier this year. The Houston resident marvelously executed a fight plan that caught the hard-hitting Vargas off guard.

Foster became the aggressor in that showdown with Vargas to counter his power punching and proved he’s not only a counterpunching fighter. Because of this approach, Vargas was also forced to defend throughout the bout and limit his attempts. He also did a great job of avoiding his power punches through his improved footwork.

If this is the same plan that Foster has in store for Hernandez for this upcoming fight, it will be a long night for him. Additionally, that title win from his previous win has significantly boosted his confidence, and he is expected to be more aggressive in his inaugural world title defense.

O’Shaquie Foster vs. Eduardo Hernandez: Date and Start Time

Oct. 28, 2023, 7:30 p.m. PT

Oct. 28, 2023, 9:30 p.m. CT

Oct. 28, 2023, 10:30 p.m. ET

O’Shaquie Foster vs. Eduardo Hernandez: Fight Prediction

Official Prediction: TKO/KO victory for O’Shaquie Foster.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.