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Mateusz Masternak vs. David Quinonero on September 15th on Hernandez-Ross undercard

(Picture: Photo Wende) On September 15, Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) is going to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) Cruiserweight World Championship against Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg. Furthermore, fans of the weight division up to 200 lbs can look forward to another explosive fight that night. Highly ranked Mateusz Masternak (27-0, 20 KOs) of Poland will take on Spanish knockout artist David Quinonero (27-0, 26 KOs).

Masternak has already lifted his profile from just being a talented boxer to contender-level since joining Team Sauerland. He currently ranks at number three in the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and can also be found in the Top-15 of the WBC, WBA and IBF. Now he targets another win against 36-year old Quinonero. “He is a real good fighter with some serious pop in his fists,” said Masternak. “I will not underestimate him as I have never done with any of my opponents. My focus is to beat him and that is what I am trying to do come September 15. Quinonero will be another step up to bigger and better things.”

The prodigy of coach Andrzej Gmitruk already dreams about the big one: “Another win and it should be evident to everyone that I am ready for bigger fights. A challenge for the European Championship or even a chance to fight for a world title – I am prepared for it,” Masternak revealed. Moreover, there is one fight on his mind, which sticks out the most – against his compatriot and WBC-Champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. “I do not hide the fact that I would love to fight somebody who holds a title and is also of Polish descent. It is a fight the fans in Poland already dream about for some time. Continue reading