Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan in Play For 8/16

By Per Ake Persson

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1) will defend the title against Firat Arslan (34-7-2) on August 16 in Erfurt writes Bild Zeitung. It will be Hernandez´s first fight since November of last year and that in turn was his first fight since September 2012. The layoffs are all due to injuries and illness.

The 43-year old Arslan, not ranked by the IBF, was in action this past weekend and outclassed Hungarian Tamas Bajzath (9-11-1) over eight and was according to Bild under instructions from his trainer to go the full distance to get some rounds under his belt.
 
In the co-feature - and this is not from Bild - it´s likely that super welterweight Jack Culcay will be featured. There have been some attempts to get Jack a shot at EBU champion Isaac Real but the Spaniard will apparently make defense at home in Barcelona during this time.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by artfuL_ on 06-10-2014

Sauerland are the worst promotional team on the map. When will they ever match Hernandez and Huck? Super 6 Cruiserweight tournament? :lol1:

Comment by Box-Office on 06-10-2014

A very well deserved title shot for Arslan............................................:lol1:

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-10-2014

Hernandez is always getting hurt or ill takes loads of time off only to come back to these types fights of late btw whatever happened to Troy Ross did he retire or get lost in the Yukon or at sea.

Comment by giacomino on 06-10-2014

This is everything that is wrong with a sport that allows four to seven fighters to call themselves "champion" so fat fu cks can fill their pockets with sanctioning fees earned by fighters. I totally dig Arslan but he's 43…

Comment by TijuanaTUAnado1 on 06-10-2014

Arslan still a top cruiser and his pressure will give YPH fits. i got no beef

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Alexander Dimitrenko Back on December 22, Adrian Granat Too Sergey Kovalev - From a Single Point to a Question Mark Wilder To Hearn: Add Joshua To Whyte Deal - I'll Whip Their Asses! Video: Kathy Duva Breaks Down HBO Triple, Kovalev's Return Video: Jason Sosa Discusses Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown Sullivan Barrera to face Sergey Kovalev or Dmitry Bivol in 2018? Farmer Confident of Title Win: None of These Dudes Can Beat Me! Austin Trout: I Would Love To Fight Julian Williams Shabranskyy Sparred With Bivol, Benavidez for Kovalev Fight Video: Yuriorkis Gamboa Discusses Career, Jason Sosa Clash Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Ward, Shabranskyy, Car Accident David Haye Vows To Recover, To Come Back Strong in 2018 Golovkin Blown Away By Treatment in The Motherland - Mexico Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Go Face To Face Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - Square Up in New York City Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Face To Face at Final Presser Peltz: Sosa-Gamboa Will Be HBO's Fight of the Night Saturday Eubank Sr. Takes a Deep Dig at Groves' Trainer Shane McGuigan Parker Promoter To Hearn: Worry About Joshua's Chin, Not Presser! James Toney To Joshua: Put on Big-Boy Pants, Come Fight in U.S. News: Cornflake LaManna, Blair Cobbs, Liliana Palmera, More Hearn Thinks Parker Promoter is Bonkers After Presser on Joshua Oscar Valdez To Target Carl Frampton Showdown in 2018 Gary Russell Jr: Will Golden Boy Promotions Let Diaz Fight Me? Duva: 'Irrelevant' Stevenson Has No Interest in Fighting Kovalev Eubank Sr: I Don't See How George Groves Will Go The Distance Wanheng Menayothin Goes for 49-0 in Upcoming Defense Pedro Guevara on Shiro Loss: In Mexico I Could've Gotten Decision McCullough, McCarthy, Ward and Crocker Eager For More Nathaniel Gallimore Stays Busy With Knockout Victory Parker: I'll Make Tyson Fury Rich By Knocking Anthony Joshua Out! Agron Smakici: I Want To Fight With Alexander Dimitrenko Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev Chocolatito To Return in April or May, Possibly on Canelo-GGG II Rey Vargas Expects Fireworks With Oscar Negrete at MSG Devon Alexander: I'm Ready To Fight Anybody Out There Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement