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Hernandez defeats Arslan by split decision

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title tonight in defeating 43-year-old former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (34-8-2, 21 KOs) by a 12 round split decision at the Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany. The final judges' scores were 115-113, 116-113 for Hernandez and 115-113 for Arslan. Hernandez took most of the early rounds by [...]

Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Firat Arslan tonight in Germany

Later tonight, IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) will be defending his title against 43-year-old fringe contender Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) at the Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany. You can’t really say that Arslan deserves a world title shot right now unless you think it’s okay for a fighter with 2 defeats in his last 4 fights to be fighting for a world [...]

Hernandez, Arslan promise to perform to the max this Saturday!

Here are the main quotes from today’s final press conference ahead of the fight between IBF Cruiserweight World Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) and Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) this Saturday at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Yoan Pablo Hernandez: I have trained careful with my focus being completely on the task ahead this Saturday night. I did not have [...]

Hernandez and Arslan respectful, confident of victory!

Here are the main quotes from today’s kick-off press conference ahead of the fight between IBF Cruiserweight World Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) and former WBA Champion Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) on August 16 at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Yoan Pablo Hernandez: It is good to be back - back to work! Even before my last fight in November last year, my [...]

Yoan Pablo Hernandez to defend IBF Cruiserweight Crown against Arslan on August 16

Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) is set to defend his IBF World Cruiserweight Title against Team Sauerland stable mate and former WBA World Cruiserweight Champion, Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs). The pair will meet on August 16 at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Hernandez returns in what will be his first fight of 2014. The Cuban cruiserweight last defended his belt with a [...]

Huck stops Arslan; Price With KO

Marco Huck successfully defended his WBO Cruiserweight championship for the twelfth time Stuttgart, Germany in front of a raucous crowd. The fight was a rematch of their November 2012 fight which ended in a very controversial unanimous decision that went Huck’s way despite Firat Arslan dominating the fight and beating Huck clearly. Arslan drove Huck to the ropes and attacked constantly in every [...]

ESPN To Present Huck/Arslan – Video: Marco Huck 90.5 kg – Firat Arslan 90.1 kg

ESPN3 to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of Huck vs. Arslan II on Jan. 25 ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round WBO Cruiserweight title bout between defending titleholder Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and former titleholder Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs) Saturday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m. ET. The fight, from Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany, will be [...]

Tony Conquest Previews Huck vs Arslan II

LONDON (Jan. 24) - Arguably the two most rugged operators in the cruiserweight division renew acquaintance this Saturday when WBO king Marco ‘Kapt’n’ Huck and veteran nemesis Firat Arslan collide at the Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. Their initial ‘bang up’ in November 2012 was a truly brutal affair and, though Huck retained by unanimous decision, several felt the 43 year old [...]

Huck to Arslan: Dream on, Firat – I am the champion!

January 25 will see WBO World Champion Marco Huck to fight compatriot Firat Arslan for a second time. Prior to the rematch of their first fight nearly 15 months ago, which saw Huck escaping with a narrow win on points, the tension is rising - especially between champion and challenger. Arslan was first to put forward, stating at last Wednesday's media day: "I am feeling like the world champion [...]

Huck vs. Arslan II: Will the judges get it right this time?

On January 25th, WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KO's) will be facing Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KO's) in a rematch at the Hanns-Martin Schleyer Halle, in Stuttgart, Germany. Arslan gave Huck a beating less than 2 years ago in losing a 12 round unanimous decision in a fight that most people felt that Arslan had done enough to deserve a victory. The three judges that scored the fight [...]