Juan Heraldez was born on July 16th, 1990 in Northridge, California. His family relocated to Las Vegas in 1996 when they decided that they could no longer deal with the increase in earthquakes within the San Fernando Valley. Influenced by his father’s love for boxing, Heraldez took up the sport when he was just 8 years old, and began his training under Sal Lopez at Barry’s Boxing gym in 1998. Boxing quickly became his life and eventually led him to drop out of high school after his sophomore year. With the support of his parents, Heraldez then turned all of his focus to boxing.
As an amateur, he participated in 94 fights and became the 2002 Ringside World champion. He also went on to win the 2006 Jr. Golden Glove tournament, and won the Police Athletic League in 2007. Heraldez made his pro debut in 2009 against Luis Tapia in Los Angeles, California and won by KO—marking the beginning of what Heraldez considers a good start to his professional career. He was victorious in his next four fights before crossing paths with the undefeated pound-for-pound king, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Heraldez would frequently visit the Mayweather Boxing Club and his passion and motivation caught the attention of trainer/gym caretaker, Cornelius “Boza” Edwards. He offered Heraldez a chance to be one of Floyd’s sparring partners in preparation for his match against Marcos Maidana in May of 2014. In December 2014, Heraldez was officially signed onto the Mayweather Promotions’ team.
Heraldez is a proud father of two children and spends as much time as possible with them. If he wasn’t boxing, he says he would go back to school. He currently trains with Floyd Mayweather Sr. at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Heraldez looks to become a world champion one day. For now, he says that he’ll keep knocking down his opponents until he gets there. Heraldez currently holds an undefeated record of 9-0 with 6 KO’s.