Juan Heraldez was born on July 16th, 1990 in Northridge, California. His family relocated to Las Vegas in 1996. 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 leave 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 Floyd Mayweather.
An aspiring fighter with 5 wins under his belt, Heraldez worked his way to get noticed. He would frequently visit the Mayweather Boxing Club and his passion and motivation paid off when he caught the attention of trainer/gym caretaker, Cornelius “Boza” Edwards. Heraldez was offered a chance to be one of Floyd’s sparring partners to help prepare The Champ for his match against Marcos Maidana in May of 2014.
In December 2014, Heraldez was officially signed and made his Mayweather Promotions’ debut shortly after signing. Heraldez walked away with his 6th professional victory by unanimous decision over Eric Butler. In 2016 he added two TKO victories to his undefeated resume. 2017 for Heraldez didn’t start off any differently and was a very promising year for his professional career, as he was featured on the biggest stage in sports history, the Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard, resulting in yet another win for the promising prospect against Jose Borrego. Heraldez’ undefeated winning streak continues as he climbs the rankings in the welterweight division and looks forward to welcoming new opportunities and advancing his career.
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 Otis Pimpleton at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Heraldez currently holds an undefeated record of 13-0 with 8 KO’s and will continue knocking down his opponents and looks forward to building upon his resume in order to put him in position for a world title opportunity.