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Hernandez retains IBF cruiserweight belt in split decision

ERFURT, Germany -- Yoan Pablo Hernandez of Cuba retained his IBF cruiserweight title by split decision over German challenger Firat Arslan on Saturday. Judges Vincent Dupas of France and American Shafeeq Rashada scored the bout 115-113 and 116-113, respectively, for the defending champion, while Leszek Jankowiak of Poland scored it 115-113 for Arslan. Hernandez, making his fourth...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Pablo Hernanez vs. Firat Arslan: Tale of the tape

Check out the official “Tale of the Tape” for this Saturday’s IBF Cruiserweight title fight between reigning champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez and challenger Firat Arslan at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany. Credit: Thomas Goos / Team Arslan (Click for larger size) Hernandez vs. Arslan hasn't gotten much attention stateside, but it's a big fight in Germany...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan opening presser photos & quotes

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...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Huck stops Arslan in 6th to keep WBO cruiser belt

German cruiserweight Marco Huck stopped compatriot Firat Arslan in the sixth round of their rematch to successfully retain his WBO belt on Saturday for the 12th time. Huck upped the tempo after an evenly fought opening five rounds, twice knocking the 43-year-old Arslan to the canvas. American referee Mark Nelson stopped the bout 1 minute, 56 seconds into the round when he saw the...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Huck vs. Arslan II preview from British cruiser Tony Conquest

Arguably the two most rugged operators in the cruiserweight division renew acquaintance this Saturday when MarcoHuck and veteran nemesis Firat Arslan collide at the Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. Their initial ‘bang up’ in November 2012 was a truly brutal affair and, though Huck retained by unanimous decision, several felt the 43 year old Turkish descendant was hard...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Huck (elbow) pulls out of Arslan bout

German cruiserweight Marco Huck has pulled out of the defense of his WBO title against Firat Arslan because of a hairline fracture in his left elbow. Huck was due to fight Arslan in Stuttgart on Saturday in a rematch following his unanimous decision win over the 42-year-old German in November 2012. Huck says ''I'm really disappointed. I was in such good shape and now...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Braehmer & Arslan victorious in Germany, Culcay & Dirks lose

Juergen Braehmer is still the European Light Heavyweight Champion. The prodigy of coach Karsten Roewer saw-off his challenger Tony Averlant in two rounds on Saturday. 3,200 fans inside the Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany witnessed a vastly improved Braehmer, who is seemingly getting back to the top of his game. “We said after my last fight that there was still some room for improvement...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Huck beats Arslan to retain WBO cruiser belt

German cruiserweight Marco Huck successfully retained the WBO title for the 10th time with a unanimous decision win over compatriot Firat Arslan on Saturday. The decision was greeted by a chorus of boos, as the crowd felt the 42-year-old Arslan had done more than enough to beat a man 15 years younger. ''This fight was the biggest scam that I've ever seen. It's a...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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