Found October 02, 2011 on
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Ulli Wegner believes that Yoan Pablo Hernandez's (25-1, 13 KOs) victory over IBF Cruiserweight Champion Steve Cunningham (24-3, 12 KOs) should have been a first round KO rather than a sixth-round technical decision. The hard-hitting Cuban knocked down his American opponent in the first round with a huge left hook.
“The referee saved Cunningham from a flash KO,” Wegner said of the count that lasted at least 14 seconds. “He gave Cunningham too much time to recover. And then his corner extended the recovery time between the first and the second round by staying in the ring after the bell sounded to start the second round. That helped Cunningham to get back into the fight. But nevertheless I am proud of Hernandez. He fought a great fight and he was clearly leading on points when the fight was stopped later.”
After the exciting opening round, Hernandez remained in control....
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Yoan Pablo Hernandez defeated defending champion Steve Cunningham by a split decision after six rounds to claim the American's IBF cruiserweight title on Saturday.
Referee Mickey Vann stopped the bout after the sixth round because of two cuts sustained by the Cuban after the fighters twice clashed heads in earlier rounds.
Two judges awarded the fight to the 26-year-old Hernandez...
Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba defeated champion Steve Cunningham on a split technical decision after six rounds Saturday to take the American's IBF cruiserweight title.
Referee Mickey Vann stopped the bout because of two cuts sustained by the Cuban after the fighters twice clashed heads in earlier rounds.
Two judges scored it 58-55 and 59-54 for Hernandez while another had it...
Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba defeated champion Steve Cunningham on a controversial split technical decision after six rounds Saturday to take the American's IBF cruiserweight title.
On Saturday night from Germany, Steve Cunningham met challenger Yoan Pablo Hernandez as he set out to make the second defense of his IBF cruiserweight championship, in his second reign as challenger. Viewed near-unanimously as the best fighter in the cruiserweight class, Cunningham has been on the wrong end of some controversial rulings before, and when he lost on Saturday, it was...