Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Hernandez-Afolabi Finalized For December 6 Showdown

Boxing fans can look forward to a double-header of world championship action on December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. In addition to Juergen Braehmer’s scheduled WBA World Light Heavyweight title defence against Pawel Glazewski, Cuban cruiserweight king Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) will co-headline with a mandatory defence of his IBF World title against Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KOs).

‘’Team Sauerland stands for first-class boxing entertainment,’’ said Frederick Ness, Managing Director of Sauerland Event. ‘’This is something we wanted to emphasise by bringing fans two world championship fights on December 6.’’

Yoan Pablo Hernandez, is back in action following a successful defence of his IBF title against Firat Arslan in August. The ‘Iron Man’ is looking forward to an immediate return having previously suffered periods of inactivity due to illness and injury.

‘’It seems that all my bad luck has run out,’’ joked Hernandez. ‘’After my last fight I was able to get straight back into the gym and start preparing for my next challenge. This has been the first time I’ve been able to do that since early 2011, when I beat Herelius. Now, I want to show everyone that I belong at the top of the cruiserweight division by beating my mandatory challenger Afolabi.’’

Afolabi is no stranger to German boxing fans having previously made life difficult for WBO Champion Marco Huck. The American-based Brit scored one draw and two narrow losses in a memorable trilogy against Hernandez’s long-time training mate.

Hernandez’s coach Ulli Wegner, who was in Huck’s corner for each of his encounters with Afolabi, has offered the following warning to his protégé ahead of the world championship clash in Oldenburg. ‘’Afolabi knows every trick in the book – he’s a very experienced fighter,’’ said the legendary 72 year-old coach. ‘’If Pablo turns up at anything less than 100% he could be in serious trouble.’’

Hernandez, who also holds the prestigious ‘Ring Magazine’ cruiserweight title, has attempted to ease his coach’s concerns, promising: ‘’On December 6, I will give Mr. Wegner his first clear victory in a fight against Afolabi!’’

Tickets for the Team Sauerland show at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg are available at eventim.de.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rostov Papa on 10-27-2014

[QUOTE=teddycanyon;15052908]Cruiserweight is the worst division in boxing bar none. Even super flyweight is better.[/QUOTE] ? Are you serious? THere's tons of good boxers, and great matchups at CW...

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=techliam;15054020]I hope you mean Super Flyweight, not Flyweight Flyweight is arguably the deepest division in the sport So many names there, and so many names about to move up[/QUOTE] Don't bother they don't know anyway Lt.Fly is probably the worse…

Comment by techliam on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=chocolate;15053839]I think Superfeatherweight and the flyweight divisions are the least deepest where mostly anyone apart from the champions are no names. Cruiserweight is not that deep but there is some solid guys in the top 10. Look at Eddie Chambers…

Comment by paulf on 10-26-2014

Alfolabi has turned that upset over Eric Fields into one hell of a career. This is his last chance; Hernandez has the edge, but he's nonetheless beatable.

Comment by chocolate on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=teddycanyon;15052908]Cruiserweight is the worst division in boxing bar none. Even super flyweight is better.[/QUOTE] I think Superfeatherweight and the flyweight divisions are the least deepest where mostly anyone apart from the champions are no names. Cruiserweight is not that deep…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Oscar Valdez To Start Training Camp With Reynoso on October 1 Anthony Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Even If He Loses To Tyson Fury Juanma: I Hope Gamboa Faces Me, Doesn't Run To Fight Loma Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua's Promoter: We'll Try For The Deontay Wilder Fight Again Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy Joshua vs. Povetkin: CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie Decisions Matty Askin in Very Ugly Fight Joshua Wants To Emulate Ronaldo and Pacquiao's Longevity Lawrence Okolie vs. Matty Askin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Stats & Stakes Sergey Kuzmin Stops a Tired David Price in Four Rounds David Price vs. Sergey Kuzmin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement