Here are the main quotes from today’s kick-off press conference ahead of the fight between Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) and Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) on August 16 at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany.
Yoan Pablo Hernandez:
It is good to be back - back to work! Even before my last fight in November last year, my health was on the downside and it got even worse by February. Finally, I am fit to fight again and I cannot wait to defend my world championship. Firat Arslan is a fighter my teammate Marco Huck had some trouble with. I respect the way he performs, already being 43 years old. I will be well prepared for Arslan as I do not want to go more than twelve rounds against him.
My deep respect for Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who is not only the defending IBF Cruiserweight Champion but also the best at that weight, courtesy of Boxrec.com. However, I will have a plan to beat him on August 16. The man who will help me to work this plan out will be Fr...