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.… Read Article
Tickets are now on sale for the rescheduled Team Sauerland show in Berlin on March 29th featuring IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and British heavyweight David Price.… Read Article
First voluntary title defense for Yoan Pablo Hernandez! However, the task ahead for the IBF Cruiserweight World Champion is anything but easy. At the famous Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany, Hernandez will collide with Pawel Kolodziej.… Read Article
“The Black Panther” reunited with championship coach Fritz Sdunek
Last year former WBC cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez successfully returned to his old weight division at 200 lbs. after campaigning at heavyweight for more than 10 years. Now “The Black Panther” is eyeing another world title shot for 2014. “I would love to fight against Marco Huck because I think he is the best cruiserweight in the world right now – at least until I … Read Article
IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KO’s) will be back in action on March 8th against an opponent still to be determined in Stuttgart, Germany, according to Fightnews. Hernandez, 29, is coming off of a 10th round knockout win over Alexander Alekseev last month in Bamberg, Germany. Hernandez knocked Alekseev down three times in the fight before the bout was eventually halted in the 3rd.
The fight showed pretty clearly that the 6’4″ … Read Article
Here are the weigh in results from Bamberg for tomorrow’s show at the brose Arena, Bamberg, Germany (all photos by Wende):
WBO-Asia-Pacific Heavyweight Title, 10 rounds:
Alex Leapai (Australia): 111,0 kg / 244.7 lbs
Denis Boytsov (Russia): 102,8 kg / 226.6 lbs
IBF Cruiserweight World Championship, 12 rounds:
Alexander Alekseev (Russia): 90,2 kg /198.9 lbs
Yoan Pablo Hernandez (Germany): 90,1 kg / 198.6 lbs
IBF Light Heavyweight Title Eliminator, 12 rounds:
Dmitry Sukhotsky (Russia): 78,4 … Read Article
Fans of technical excellence are in for a treat this Saturday evening when two of the world’s best schooled cruiserweights test their skills against each other at the Bamberg Arena in Germany.
Cuban exile Yoan Pablo Hernandez, now based in Halle, returns from a 14 month siesta (caused by a fractured left hand) to make an intriguing third defence of his IBF strap against fellow southpaw Alexander Alekseev of Uzbekistan.
Watch the whole bill live … Read Article
There are just eight days to go until a new cruiserweight world champion will be crowned. At least, that is what trainer Fritz Sdunek believes. The 66-year-old has already coached twelve world champions and wants to make cruiserweight Alexander Alekseev (24-2-1, 20 KOs) number thirteen. “I think that the chances are pretty big. I am very optimistic as Alexander looked great over the whole period of sparring,” said Sdunek ahead of his prodigy’s mandatory title … Read Article
The wait is over. After having won the rights to stage Yoan Pablo Hernandez’ (27-1, 13 KOs) mandatory against Alexander Alekseev (24-2-1, 20 KOs), Team Sauerland is proud to announce that the IBF Cruiserweight World Championship is going to take place on November 23 at the brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany.
“This is going to be an instant classic,” promises Ulli Wegner, head coach of Hernandez. “It will be a clash between two world-class technicians.”… Read Article
Bad luck for Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs): The IBF World Champion
broke his left hand during a sparring session ahead of his upcoming fight on
February 2. Hernandez was set to defend his title against Eric Fields (21-1,
15 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany as part of the show
topped by the European Light Heavyweight Championship between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs), which will still … Read Article