Powers: Hammerhand received superhuman strength and durability from the Power Broker treatment.
Bio: Rico Lazar was assigned by Armando Aviles to face Manuel Torres in the ring, knowing that Lazar's superhuman strength would make quick work of Torres, and draw out his friend Roberto Velasquez. Torres was badly injured, and sent to the hospital.
When Torres contacted Captain America, Lazar forced him to remain silent. Although Torres did as Lazar asked, he killed Torres anyway because Captain America was now involved.
Later, Hammerhand fought Bantam and Captain America when they raided the Power Broker Inc.'s Miami base. He attempted to get both Cruz and Dr. Malus to safety, but Bantam defeated him in battle and turned him over to the authorities.