Yoan Pablo Hernandez returns to the ring on Saturday, defending his IBF Cruiserweight Championship in Germany against the always dangerous Firat Arslan.
Hernandez successfully defended his crown against Alexander Alekseev in his last fight, ending the night with a devastating looping right hand in Round 10. The German-based Cuban fighter hasn’t lost since being knocked out by Wayne Braithwaite in 2008, and he’s looking to expand his position in the cruiserweight division.
Arslan is a former cruiserweight champion in his own right, but he hasn’t looked great in his recent fights. You wouldn’t be wrong to say he’s a little long in the tooth, but he comes to give it his all every time. He won’t go down without at least giving Hernandez a fight.
Read on for your complete preview and prediction for Hernandez vs. Arslan with the IBF Cruiserweight Championship in the balance.