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...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Cavs, Knicks, Thunder working on three-team trade

Lions player calls pass interference reversal 'shady'

Larry Sanders doesn't want to play basketball anymore?

Report: Everett Golson considering transfer to LSU

NFL head official: Cowboys should have been flagged

Report: Shanahan most interested in 49ers, Kapernick

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Luck on Peyton: Not the QB vs. QB thing

Junior Galette arrested after alleged domestic incident

Two US Ski Team prospects killed in avalanche

Jeff Driskel transferring to Louisiana Tech

How the Ravens can upset the Patriots

Pats' Josh McDaniels: 49ers, Falcons interviews went 'fine'

Lionel Messi's Instagram activity sparks speculation

The Pistons are thriving without Josh Smith

Report: Johnny Manziel had run-in with hecklers at club

Oregon, Ohio State unveil championship uniforms

George R.R. Martin: Lions fans deserve referee blood

Atlanta Hawks hosting night sponsored by Tinder

The best Stuart Scott 'This is SportsCenter' commercials

WATCH: Serena Williams drinks espresso in middle of match

Matt Damon: Patriots are going all the way

Chuck Pagano sent touching letter to Colts fan

Predicting what MLB divisions may look like in 2030

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reeling

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Lions player: Penalty reversal is 'shady'

Report: Manziel had run-in with hecklers

NFL head official: Cowboys should have been flagged

Scott's best 'This is SportsCenter' ads

Reasons why Ohio St. will beat Oregon

Five players who stepped up during Wild Card Weekend

10 takeaways from NFL Wild Card Weekend

Jerry Jones, Chris Christie share awkward hug

ESPN's momentous start to 2015

WATCH: Suh cries after loss to Cowboys

Report: MLB unlikely to institute pitch clock

Cowboys benefit from bizarre call

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.