Team Sauerland and Hennessy Sport are pleased to announce that the IBF World Cruiserweight Championship showdown between Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) and Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KOs) will be broadcast LIVE on Channel 5 (8.30-10.30pm).
British boxing fans will now have the chance to follow London-born Afolabi as he attempts to dethrone the Cuban cruiserweight king on Saturday, December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany.
“We’re delighted to be working in collaboration with Mick Hennessy to bring UK fans this exciting cruiserweight clash,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. ‘‘Channel 5 is a fantastic platform for boxing and fitting home for this world championship fight. Hernandez and Afolabi are two of the division's top talents and will guarantee an explosive encounter on December 6.”
“This is a great opportunity for British boxing fans to again watch a genuine world title fight involving a British fighter on free-to-air television,” said promoter Mick Hennessy. “In the space of six weeks Channel 5 have delivered the IBF world bantamweight title fight between Stuart Hall and Randy Caballero and now the IBF world cruiserweight title fight between Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Ola Afolabi.
“Channel 5 are really delivering for boxing fans in this country and it's great to be able to give fans free-to-air boxing on a regular basis.
“Finally, I'm thrilled to be working with Team Sauerland on this show and together we'll be announcing an exciting British line-up very soon.”