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Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Victor Emilio Ramirez on 7/25 in Agentina

IBF World Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) will make his long awaited ring return on July 25. In his first fight back since successfully defending his world title with a points victory over Firat Arslan in August 2014, the German-based Cuban must ‘enter the lion’s den’ to face his mandatory challenger Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading

Hernandez to defend IBF title against Afolabi

Boxing fans can look forward to a double-header of world championship action on December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. In addition to Juergen Braehmer’s scheduled WBA World Light Heavyweight title defence against Pawel Glazewski, Cuban cruiserweight king Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) will co-headline with a mandatory defence of his IBF World title against Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KOs).
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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. Continue reading

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 health was on the downside and it got even worse by February. Finally, I am fit to fight again and I cannot wait to defend my world championship. Firat Arslan is a fighter my teammate Marco Huck had some trouble with. I respect the way he performs, already being 43 years old. I will be well prepared for Arslan as I do not want to go more than twelve rounds against him. Continue reading