Kevin Kelley decisions Famoso Hernandez in Texas

Ageless Kevin Kelley (59-7-2, 39 KOs) won a unanimous decision over LA-born Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez (42-7-1, 24 KOs) at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas, by scores of 95-94, 97-92, 96-93. Famoso retired after the bout.

In what ringside observers are describing as his best performance in years, the Flushing Flash dropped Famoso with a solid right hook in round four, and cut Hernandez with an accidental clash of heads in the seventh. Kelley picked apart his younger opponent over the remaining rounds.

“If I’m going to get knocked down back-to-back it’s time to call it a career,” said Hernandez after losing the decision. “I don’t want to get hurt in this business; I have beautiful children I feel bad that I couldn’t win, but you know, I think that everyone who saw me knows I won’t get knocked out or I won’t go down, I’ll keep coming, I’m relentless, I persevere. That’s my motto, ‘perseverance pays off.’ I think I’ll just persevere in another career.”