IBF Cruiserweight titlist Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) will make his long awaited ring return on July 25. In his first fight back since successfully defending his title with a points victory over Firat Arslan in August 2014, the German-based Cuban must ‘enter the lion’s den’ to face his mandatory challenger Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Having suffered a series of setbacks due to injury and illness, the 30 year-old champion is now fully fit and relishing a chance to return to the ring and showcase his skills in South America. ‘’Finally, I am injury free and ready to get back to what I do best,’’ said Hernandez. ‘’I can’t wait to travel to Argentina and prove once again why I’m the best in the division.’’
Accompanying Hernandez will be legendary German coach Ulli Wegner, who has warned the world champion not to lose his cool in the heated atmosphere of Buenos Aires. ‘’Pablo is entering the lion’s den,’’ said Wegner. ‘’Against such a passionate audience, we must keep a cool head. Ramirez is an aggressive fighter but Pablo has the superior skills. He will need to work hard but I’m convinced he will emerge victorious.’’
Promoter Kalle Sauerland shares his star coach’s confidence, predicting a successful end to their fighter’s South American mission. ‘’We believe in his strengths and expect him to prevail,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’This is an opportunity for Pablo to prove himself as a true champion by travelling to Argentina to defeat Ramirez on his home turf!’’
Fiegenbutz Returns July 18 on Abraham-Stieglitz card
Vincent Feigenbutz (19-1, 18 KOs) will face Mauricio Reynoso (15-1-1, 11 KOs) for the Interim WBA World Super Middleweight Championship as chief support for Arthur Abraham’s fourth WBO World title fight with Robert Stieglitz on July 18 at the GERRY WEBER STADIUM in Halle, Germany.
Feigenbutz gets his first shot at world glory when he takes on the Peruvian-puncher Reynoso, and the 19 year-old KO specialist aims to prove he is ready for global domination by becoming the youngest German fighter to claim a version of the world title.
‘’Since I started my professional career, I have said that my goal is to become world champion,’’ said Feigenbutz. ‘’Many people laughed at me and said I would never achieve this, but on July 18, I will prove all these people wrong and show I have what it takes to become the next world champion.’’
To ensure he is in peak physical condition, the boxer from Karlsruhe will be travelling to the Slovenian mountains to undertake an intensive training camp. ‘’The mountains provide the ideal training conditions for Vince,’’ reveals Feigenbutz’s manager Rainer Gottwald. ‘’He will be in top shape on July 18 and ready to announce himself on to the world scene.’’
Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: ‘’Vince is a phenomenal athlete. At just 19 years of age he has already worked his way to the top of the division. On July 18, he can cement his position by becoming the WBA Interim World Champion. A victory is never enough for Vince, he wants to knock his opponents out, and this guarantees excitement for the fans at the Gerry Weber Stadium.’’
Adamu Predicts KO Upset in 5 Rounds vs. Nielsen
Charles Adamu (23-6, 17 KOs) has issued a warning to Danish super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (25-1, 12 KOs) ahead of their WBA International title fight on Saturday, June 20 at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen.
The experienced Ghanaian ‘Crusader is travelling to the Danish capital full of confidence and has vowed to finish Nielsen in five rounds.
‘’I’m coming to Copenhagen take his title,’’ said the former Commonwealth Champion. ‘’Patrick is a good fighter but I have fought and beaten better men than him. I’m like a lion, I’m fearless and I never give up. He will not be able to last more than five rounds with me!
‘’I will not reveal my game plan but what I will say is that the fans can expect fireworks. It’s going to get too hot for Patrick to handle. After I knock him out, the belt will be coming back to Ghana with me.’’
Unfazed by his opponent’s brash remarks, Nielsen, who claimed the WBA International title with an eighth-round stoppage of George Tahdooahnippah earlier this year, remains focused on the task at hand.
‘’Adamu can talk all the trash he wants,’’ said the 24 year-old southpaw. ‘’It’s not going to help him in the ring. I’ve had a great training camp and I’m ready for whatever he has to offer. If he wants to box we can box, if he wants to brawl we can brawl, either way, the belt is staying in Denmark.’’