Yoan Pablo Hernandez Announces His Retirement

By Per Ake Persson

Former IBF cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1) has announced his retirement from boxing. For the last few years, Hernandez has been sidedlined with illnesses and injuries and will now have surgery to a knee and that will be followed by surgery to an elbow.

Hernandez's last fight was in August of 2014 and when he was forced to pull out of his defence against Victor Emilio Ramirez, that was set for October 3, he was stripped of the title. Ramirez will now fight Ovil McKenzie on the same date.

Hernandez has been promoted for many years by Sauerland Event. He suffered his sole defeat in 2008 when stopped by former champion Wayne Braithwaite. But he regrouped from that loss and won his next 15 fights with several of those wins against former champions and top contenders.

According to Bild Hernandez also has financial problems.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 09-19-2018

Completely forgot about this guy. Shame he had to retire while he was still champion.

Comment by HeroBando on 11-01-2015

Just noticed this guy is The Champ with the Ring and here. Can anyone explain this? Cliff? He should have never been crowned Ring champ to begin with, hasn't fought a top 5 contender since USS, and now is retired?!

Comment by DannYankee on 09-28-2015

Thats sad. You never want boxers career to end on a note like this.

Comment by The Future on 09-27-2015

[QUOTE=soul_survivor;16087351]Good riddance to trash. The guy didn't do anything for years post Cunningham. Leave the division to better fighters with bigger balls.[/QUOTE] injuries and illness = no balls huh

Comment by Rudyo on 09-27-2015

[QUOTE=Chillman;16088090]It appears to be true. Thanks to an extramarital affair, Hernandez has to pay child support (4245 € once plus 416 € on a monthly basis) and on top of that he's lost a huge sum of money (that was…

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