Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan Set For Aug. 16

On August 16th (live on ARD) at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall, Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KO's) will defend his IBF cruiserweight crown against dangerous former champion Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KO's). For Hernandez, this will be his first fight of 2014. He last fought on November 23, 2013 against Alexander Alekseev.

"I had a stomach virus which repeatedly returned, so I could not box. I am happy to fight again, I'm in top shape and my title will not be taken from me," Hernandez says triumphantly.

For Arslan, at 43, it is certainly his last chance to end his career with a world title. At the end of January, he was knocked out in six rounds in his rematch with WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck.

"I want to thank the Sauerland team that once again I am getting a world title opportunity. I will do everything to ensure that the audience will see a great fight. My dream is to once again become a world champion."

An official press conference will take place on July 3 in Erfurt.

Tickets for the event on August 16 in Erfurt are available through the telephone ticket hotline 01806-570044 (€ 0,20 / min., Mobile max. € 0,60 / min.) And on the Internet at www.eventim.de.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Loque-san on 06-24-2014

I really like the Cruiserweight division but it is lacking in unification fights. YPH & Huck are both with Sauerland and won't fight each other but I'd like to see Huck vs. Lebedev and/or Hernandez vs. Wlodarczyk.

Comment by Box-Office on 06-24-2014

Arslan doesn't deserve title shots, title shots deserve Arslan.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 06-24-2014

There is a lot of great matchups to make at cruiser but this isn't one of them

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 06-24-2014

Lame fight however YPH is always a bit scary if you're a fan he has a habit of making things harder than they should be.

Comment by hamada44 on 06-24-2014

What a joke fight arslan gettin another world title shot. Two in one year people dont get two in their career. Sauerlands are worse than al haymon they match their fights too easy. Abraham vs smith thats a joke fight.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think! Frank Warren: Ward-Kovalev Ending Unsatisfactory, Trilogy Needed Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin Deal Reached, Purse Bid is Off Mohamed Rodriguez Shocks Manuel Mendez With Knockout Win Why Mayweather-McGregor Cannot Hurt Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo Has To Knock Golovkin Out! Photo: Kermit Cintron, Tyrone Brunson Ready For Battle De La Hoya: Golovkin Will Enter Ring First - NOT Canelo Mayweather Trainer Concerned: McGregor Has Crazy, Weird Power Onggocan Stops Pantilgan in Nine To Retain IBF Youth Belt Jonas, Saunders, Hall, Kelly, Fowler Win Bouts in Newcastle Canelo: Mayweather's Style Doesn't Make For Attractive Fights Seven British Boxers Head To Finals in Euro Championships Canelo: I Have To Be Smart, Elusive, Not Stand in Front of GGG Loeffler on The Venue Hunt For HBO Super Flyweight Triple Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement