Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Ola Afolabi Ordered By IBF

Venice, CA - OLA “Kryptonite” AFOLABI has been named the mandatory challenger by the International Boxing Federation (‘IBF’) to cruiserweight world champion YOAN PABLO HERNANDEZ.
According to the IBF, the world title bout must take place by December 31, 2014.
Hernandez, 29-1-0 (14KO’s), won a split decision over Firat Arslan this past Saturday, August 16 in Erfurt, Germany in the fourth defense of his title.
A native of London, England, now residing in Los Angeles, Afolabi, 21-3-4 (10KO’s) was very happy when presented with the news by his promoter, TOM LOEFFLER of K2 PROMOTIONS.
“I’m thrilled to be challenging for the IBF world title. Tom and K2 have done a great job promoting me and putting me in this position and I will take the title from Hernandez.”
Said Loeffler, “We’re excited that Ola is now the mandatory challenger for the IBF Cruiserweight Championship.  Ola has proven to be one of the best cruiserweights in the world and we strongly believe that he will bring home the IBF world title in this fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 08-19-2014

Interesting style match-up, Afolabi will bring Hernandez onto his front foot.

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 08-19-2014

Great fight !!! Afolabi is a smart boxer with some solid skills!! Yoan is a good Champion @ cruiserweight:boxing:

Comment by Foreign Soil on 08-19-2014

Ross isn't serious about fighting - part time fighter at best. Good skill, but doesn't really have his heart in it. Unfortunate as he gave Cunningham and Hernandez very tough outings.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 08-19-2014

Ola got 3 fights with Huck but Troy Ross couldn't get of boxing's best kept secret ducks that nobody ever talks about is the extreme b1tchassness shown by Team Huck when it came to fighting Troy Ross....Sauerland basically controls…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=Loque-san;14868951]Cunningham, Arslan, Afolabi. But to be fair Huck didn't exactly make light work of them. Cunningham knocked him out, he got a gift decision against Arslan (in their first fight) and has had three close bouts againt Afolabi. These are…

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