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Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs. Troy Ross Set For September 15

Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on the challenge of his mandatory defence. The 27-year-old IBF Cruiserweight World Champion will face Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) on September 15 at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany.

Hernandez won the interim WBA title back in February of last year in Muelheim (Ruhr) against Steve Herelius from France. He really shot to fame on October 1, 2011. In Neubrandenburg he dethroned the then IBF World Champion Steve Cunningham by a technical decision. The rematch against the American took place in Frankfurt (Main) in February. Hernandez sent Cunningham crashing to the floor twice during round four. But the former champion refused to give up and fought his way back into the fight. After twelve rounds the judges saw Hernandez in front of Cunningham and scored the bout with 116:110, 116:110 and 115:111 in favour of the Cuban.

As a reward he did not only regain the IBF-Belt but was also awarded the belt of "The Ring" magazine.

"This was one of the best Championship fights I have ever seen," said Coach Ulli Wegner afterwards. "Yoan Pablo once again proved his class and won against a very strong and competitive Steve Cunningham." Now the trainer and his prodigy will be travelling to Bamberg. 

In Troy Ross, currently number three in the IBF rankings, Hernandez faces a tricky opponent. "He is very quick, agile and throws hard punches. I saw his title bout against Steve Cunningham back in June 2010. He was really strong but had to stop the fight due to a heavy cut. He was really unfortunate and will try everything to beat me and become the new world champion."

Tickets for the big fight night at the Stechert Arena will be available at the end of the week. They can be purchased online on www.eventim.de and www.boxing-online.com .

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Angry Cuban on 07-18-2012

Good yoan Pablo i m gonna be watching your fight over everybodys fight that the..you are a great champion.. In every other division there is big ducking..not here though

Comment by joe strong on 07-18-2012

it's about time ross gets his shot. cunningham decided not to give a rematch to ross after the ref stopped the fight following ross dropping cunningham...

Comment by Tmann400 on 07-18-2012

Ohhhh booyyy. Troy is no joke, no joke whatsoever. He's got a helluva left uppercut too. Hard fight too call. But, Ross' power I think will be the wildcard here. Both Yoan Pablo and Troy have an explosiveness about them…

Comment by MalikKnucklez on 07-18-2012

And the Cruiserweight division continues to quietly kick ass.

Comment by UTEP on 07-18-2012

Wow a champion actually fighting his mandatory, that's rare these days. All champion's should be doing the same. WAR HERNANDEZ. :boxing: :boxing:

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