Date: 4th February 2012
Venue: Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Title: IBF World Cruiserweight Title
Promoted by: Sauerland Event
Yoan Pablo Hernandez
( 25 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 198 1/2 lbs
( 24 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 197 1/2 lbs
Philadelphia's Steve Cunningham travelled to the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt Germany in an attempt to recapture the IBF world cruiserweight title that he had lost by a 6th round technical decision to German-based Cuban Yoan Pablo Hernandez four months earlier.
Southpaw Hernandez proved to be a worthy champion, winning a deserved unanimous decision against the always tough Cunningham who would have become a three-time IBF cruiserweight champion had he come away with the win.
Hernandez dropped the Philadelphian twice in the fourth round and although the challenger came back to make it a competitive contest, he never did enough to regain his title.
Scores: Massimiliano Bianco 115-111 | Alejandro Lopez Cid 116-110 | Pasquale Procopio 116-110.