Only a few days to go before IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) is hoping to defend his title against mandatory Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) at Stechert Arena, Bamberg in Germany. Take a look at some fighter quotes, photos and other notes from the final Hernandez vs. Ross presser.
At today's press conference promoter Kalle Sauerland promised that the bout will be fought out at the highest level. "It's one of the best match-ups this weight division has to offer!"
IBF-mandatory challenger Troy Ross agreed, stating, "Yoan Pablo Hernandez has some great boxing abilities and a powerful punch. He seems like a nice person but my all-around game is just better than his is. Boxing is similar chess. And after I checkmate Hernandez I will be the new IBF World Cruiserweight Champion!"
Christopher Amos, the coach of 37-year-old Ross, is confident that his prodigy will take the belt of Hernandez:
"In 2010, Troy lost a fight against Steve Cunningham for the vacant IBF Titl...