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Steve Herelius vs Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Steve Herelius vs Yoan Pablo Hernandez

Date: 12th February 2011

Venue: RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Muelheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Title: WBA Interim World Cruiserweight Title

Promoted by: Sauerland Event


Steve Herelius
( 21 - 1 - 1 )
Weight: 197 3/4 lbs

Yoan Pablo Hernandez
( 23 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 197 3/4 lbs

France's Steve Herelius made the first defence of his WBA Interim World Cruiserweight Title against former decorated Cuban amateur Yoan Pablo Hernandez in Muelheim, Germany. The 35-year-old Frenchman had won the title seven months earlier from Firat Arslan in Stuttgart, Germany.

Hernandez, a well-schooled southpaw, proved too skilful for Herelius and slowly knocked the resistance out of the champion until he dropped him twice in the 7th round, prompting referee Steve Smoger to halt proceedings at 1:19 of the round.

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