Victor Ramirez-Ovill McKenzie To Clash For IBF Belt

By Elisinio Castillo

According to overseas reports, Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KO) has been stripped of the IBF cruiserweight title and the now Victor Emilio Ramirez, the interim-champion, has been elevated to the status of full champion.

The two fighters were set to collide numerous times, but Hernandez has been dealing with injuries an illnesses and has been unable to defend his title since last August.

Ramirez decisioned Ola Afolabi to gain the interim-crown and was set to face Hernandez on October 2 in Argentina. Hernandez was unable to compete for unspecified reasons and the IBF has now sanctioned a fight between Ramirez (22-2, 17 KO) and dangerous IBF #14 Ovill McKenzie (25-12, 13 KOs), who comes in on late notice to accept the fight.

McKenizie has beaten his last four opponents, including Tony Conquest, Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Matty Askin. He also holds wins over Enzo Maccarinelli, Tony Dodson, Jeff Evans and had two wars with Tony Bellew.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wildman on 09-21-2015

McKenzie is a British level fighter, nothing more.

Comment by knockoutkid on 09-21-2015

i guess warren hasnt pulled off home advantage, he admited he hoped the other guys would beat mckenzie but mckenzie just kept beating all his guys.

Comment by Chrismart on 09-21-2015

Imagine if Ovill wins. We will then get Ovill Vs Bellew III, and this time for a World Title !

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 09-21-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;16071084]I believe he asked the IBF for another postponement and they said no. Been gone for a long time and this fight has already been postponed once or twice. As for the postponement... i dunno, but they gave him a…

Comment by Hougigo on 09-21-2015

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;16071081]i saw this the other day, i knew he was gonna still fight on that date. any news of what happened to hernandez??[/QUOTE] I believe he asked the IBF for another postponement and they said no. Been gone for a…

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