Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) cannot wait to compete again with the world's strongest cruiserweights. After suffering a hand injury during his last title defense, he returns to the squared circle on September 15 at Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany. His opponent of the night will be Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs). His mandatory challenger will spare no effort in order to bring the title to Canada. In this interview, Hernandez discloses his thoughts on his upcoming fight against Ross.
On September 15 you will be stepping back into the ring. Why did you have such a long break between fights?
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Yoan Pablo Hernandez: Unfortunately, I suffered a metacarpal fracture on my left hand when I fought Steve Cunningham on February 4. After surgery, it took quite some time for it to heal. Then it took some extra time before I was able to get back into training due to the healing process. After that I had to make up for the lost time but now and I am ready to fight again.