Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/20/13
Here are statements from today's press conference ahead of Saturday's showdown at brose Arena Bamberg, Germany for the IBF Cruiserweight World Championship between defending champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) and mandatory challenger Alexander Alekseev (24-2-1, 20 KOs). Yoan Pablo Hernandez: "I am in tremendous shape. 14 months away from the ring feels like ages. After my left hand fracture in January I want to show the fans a performance to remember this Saturday in Bamberg!" Alexander Alekseev: "I have learned from my mistakes. It is an honor to fight for the World Championship and it will be even better to be called a world champion. I will not let this chance slip out of my hands. If I see any weakness in my opponent's eyes, I will knock him out!" Ulli Wegner (coach to Hernandez): "Last year, Pablo won a razor-thin decision here in Bamberg. That is the main reason to stage his comeback here. This time we will win in decisive fashion." Oktay Urkal (assistant coach to...
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