Nico Hernandez announces date for his first pro boxing bout

United States' Nico Miguel Hernandez, left, fights Russia's Vasilii Egorov during a men's light flyweight 49-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

After winning an Olympic bronze medal, Wichita native Nico Hernandez faced a tough decision about whether to stay an amateur or pursue a professional career in boxing. Today, he not only announced his decision to go pro, but also the details on when that journey will begin.

Nico’s first fight will be December 10th in Omaha, Nebraska on the undercard of 2-time WBO champion Terence Crawford. He explained to KSN the reasoning behind his decision.