An introduction to a rising prospect in the boxing world, Cruiserweight Ehinomen “Hino” Ehikhamenor
Record: 9-0, 6 knockouts
Trainer: John Davenport
Gym: Church Street Gym, Manhattan
Next Fight: January 21, 2005, Mohegan Sun
The Skinny: Hino has an aggressive, crowd-pleasing style … At this stage of the game, he’s able to hurt opponents with either hand. That might change when his quality of opposition increases.
Veteran trainer John Davenport, who’s worked with the likes of Lennox Lewis and Glenwood Brown, says Hino is his “last hurrah, my last champion.” … In his third pro fight, Hino impressed observers by knocking out unbeaten Scott Halton (3-0)
He also gets credit for a tough, action-packed six-round unanimous decision over Gary Gomez in his seventh pro fight. Gomez, who entered the fight 11-3, took all of Hino’s best shots but clearly lost.
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