Un gancho al corazón
|Un gancho al corazón|
|Written by||Juan Carlos Alcalá|
|Directed by||Sergio Cataño|
|Theme music composer||
|Opening theme||"Un gancho al corazón" performed by Playa Limbo|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||220|
|Executive producer(s)||Angelli Nesma Medina|
|Running time||42-45 minutes|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||August 25, 2008 – June 26, 2009|
|Preceded by||Las tontas no van al cielo|
|Followed by||Hasta que el dinero nos separe|
|Related shows||Sos mi vida (2006)|
Production officially began on July 28, 2008. To prepare for her role, Danna García received advice from several boxers like Jesús Martínez, Mariana Juarez and Ana María Torres. On August 25, 2008, Canal de las Estrellas began airing Un gancho al corazón at 8:00 pm, replacing Las tontas no van al cielo. The finale episode aired in Mexico on June 26, 2009, with Hasta que el dinero nos separe replacing it.
Valentina López is a young professional boxer called "La Monita". Roberto "Beto" Ochoa is her trainer and boyfriend, who puts her under pressure to win so he can get money for himself and his mother, Nieves. Nieves also raised "Monita" because her own mother, Isabel, abandoned her.
In another place within the city is an enterprise called Sermeño Group, a realty enterprise owned by Mauricio Sermeño, an ex-car racer who wants to retire and have a family. Mauricio is engaged to Constanza, a selfish and extremely mean woman. Mauricio thought that he loved her but he disliked her manners. After a hand injury, "Monita" decides to find a different job, and with the help of her her best friends Estrella and Paula, she is hired by Sermeño Group as a secretary. There, she start a friendship with Gabriela, one of the employees of Sermeño Group, who is in love with Salvador, the best friend of Mauricio.
However, "Monita" is fired by Sermeño Group. Mauricio is convinced that "Monita" is honest and warm hearted, so he rehires her and as each day passes, their love grows more and more. Because they both are in a relationship, they decide to hide their love.
Mauricio wants to have a family, so he adopts three orphans named Aldo, Luisa, and Danny, but Mauricio's cousin, Jeronimo, and Constanza disapprove. The children like "Monita" because of her kindness to them and she treats them like if they were her own children and she becomes their best friend. Constanza, however, hates them, but they also hate her. Mauricio realizes that "Monita" is the woman of his life, but Constanza, Jeronimo, and Óscar, an unloyal employee of Sermeño Group, join forces to split Mauricio, "Monita" and the kids apart.
- Danna García as Valentina López "La Monita"
- Sebastián Rulli as Mauricio Sermeño
- Raúl Araiza as Roberto "Beto" Ochoa
- Ana Martín as Nieves Ochoa
- Otto Sirgo as Salvador Ulloa
- Eugenia Cauduro as Gabriela "Gaby" Palacios
- Laisha Wilkins as Constanza Lerdo de Tejada Moncada
- Úrsula Prats as Jacqueline Moncada
- Eric del Castillo as Marcos Lerdo de Tejada
- Roberto Blandón as Óscar Cárdenas Villavicencio
- Agustín Arana as Jeronimo Sermeño
- Verónica Jaspeado as Ximena Sermeño de Klunder
- Alex Sirvent as Rolando Klunder
- Lorena Enríquez as Paula Méndez
- Pablo Valentín as Tano
- Irma Lozano as Teresa García
- Raúl Padilla "Chóforo" as Don César
- Raquel Pankowsky as Bernarda
- Susana Lozano as Lorenza de Ulloa
- Ricardo Fastlicht as Lic. Marcos Bonilla
- Alejandro de la Madrid as Ricardo
- Carlos Ignacio as Mario
- Edgardo Eliezer as El Costeño
- Manuel Ojeda as Don Hilario Ochoa
- Margarita Magaña as Estrella Falcón
- Raquel Morell as Gertrudis
- Vilmatraca as Dorita
- Malillany Marín as Anastasia
- Luis Gatica as El Colmillos
- José Luis Reséndez as Fausto Buenrostro
- Manuel "Flaco" Ibáñez as Dr. Lefort
- Karla Álvarez as Regina
- Norma Herrera as Alicia Rosales
- Macaria as Isabel López
- Javier Ortiz as Lalo Mora
- Mike Biagio as Cristián Bermudez
- Ricardo Margaleff as Arnoldo Klunder
- Martha Ofelia Galindo as Bruja Bartola
- Jorge De Silva as El Lobo
- Luis Uribe as Jairo
- Jaime Lozano as Jimmy
- Ricardo Abarca as Aldo Hernández / Aldo Sermeño Lerdo de Tejada
- Felipe Sánchez as Iván García
- Renata Notni as Luisa Hernández / Luisa Sermeño Lerdo de Tejada
- Nicole Casteele as Daniela "Danny" Hernández / Daniela "Danny" Sermeño Lerdo de Tejada
- Lucia Zerecero as Katia Lerdo de Tejada Moncada
- Aldo Gallardo as Hector
Awards and nominations
|2010||28th TVyNovelas Awards|
|Best Actor||Sebastián Rulli||Nominated|
|Best Co-star Actor||Raúl Araiza||Nominated|
|Best Direction of the Camaras||Armando Zafra||Nominated|
|Best Musical Theme||"Un gancho al corazón" by Playa Limbo||Nominated|
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