Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 8/27/14
Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on the challenge of his mandatory defense. The 27-year-old IBF Cruiserweight World Champion will face Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) on September 15 at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany. Hernandez won the interim WBA title back in February of last year in Muelheim (Ruhr) against Steve Herelius from France. He really shot to fame on October 1, 2011. In Neubrandenburg he dethroned the then IBF World Champion Steve Cunningham by a technical decision. The rematch against the American took place in Frankfurt (Main) in February. Hernandez sent Cunningham crashing to the floor twice during round four. But the former champion refused to give up and fought his way back into the fight. After twelve rounds the judges saw Hernandez in front of Cunningham and scored the bout with 116:110, 116:110 and 115:111 in favor of the Cuban. As a reward he did not only regain the IBF-Belt but was also awarded the belt of "The Ring" magazine. "This was one of the...
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