Hernandez to defend IBF Cruiserweight Crown against Arslan on August 16

0
758

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 spectacular knockout victory over Alexander Alekseev in November 2013.

 

“I had a stomach virus which kept coming back, so I could not box,” says Hernandez, also known as “Iron Man”, who is now fully recovered and ready to get back into the ring. „I am very happy to be fighting again. I’m in top shape and there is no way my title will be taken from me.”

 

For his challenger Firat Arslan the fight for the IBF cruiserweight Crown could well be his last chance to end his illustrious career with a world title. Arslan, who lost against WBO Champion Marco Huck in January, returned to winning ways with a victory over Tamas Bajzath and is now preparing for his shot at the IBF Champion.

 

„I would like to thank Team Sauerland for once again delivering me a world title shot,” said the 43 year-old Arslan. „I will do everything I can to ensure that the audience will see a great fight. I hope to fulfill my dream of becoming world champion again.”

 

Hernandez and Arslan will come face-to-face for the first time at a press conference on July 3.

 

Tickets for their world championship fight on August 16 in Erfurt, Germany are available via www.eventim.de.

 

SHARE
Previous articleKIELCZWESKI LOOKING FOR ANOTHER BREAKOUT PEFORMANCE ON ESPN
Next articleGarcia, Peterson, Jacobs Triple Finalized
The team at Thaboxingvoice.com set out with a mission to create an online environment focused on boxing that voiced the opinions, concerns, and attitudes of you, the people. Doing our best to bring you the answers you want to know, and getting the exclusives that those other guys cant. We are always working hard to get the inside scoop inside and outside of the ring. If it’s happening in Boxing, we will tell you about it! You can find us at the fights all over the place with our nationwide team of correspondents, and wide reach around the globe we have the tools and the team to bring you coverage from all the fights. Whether it is in a gym in Jersey or on the floor at MGM Grand. No fight to big or small for Tha Boxing Voice. Our experienced team combined has over 50+ years of boxing experience to bring to the table. Some of us growing up ringside, some of us growing up in the ring, no matter the situation we are all true boxing fans first and reporters second. This can be found evident on our twice-weekly podcast. We work hard to bring you interviews that answer your questions and guest who will spark your interest from all areas of the boxing world. Writers, Trainers, Promoters and the most relevant fighters before and after some of their biggest fights. We are working 24/7 to get the information to you, the listeners. We work to form a personal relationship with our listeners and our guests making our show more intimate and giving a raw, uncut and real aspect that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We are Tha Boxing Voice, The Voice of you, The People. Follow @boxingvoiceshow