Yoan Pablo Hernández
|Yoan Pablo Hernández|
Hernández vs. Braithwaite, 2008
|Real name||Yoan Pablo Hernández Soárez|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Reach||77 in (196 cm)|
|Born||October 28, 1984|
Pinar del Río, Cuba
|Wins by KO||14|
Yoan Pablo Hernández Soárez (born October 28, 1984) is a Cuban-German former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2014. He held the unified IBF and Ring magazine cruiserweight titles, as well as the WBA interim cruiserweight title. His half-brother is Yoel Romero, a freestyle wrestler and mixed martial artist.
Yoan Pablo Hernández started boxing with the Cuban national team at a very young age. He got silver at the Cadet World Championships (under 17) 2001 at 201 lbs/91 kg. He won the heavyweight Junior World Championships in 2002 in Santiago de Cuba but lost twice to countryman Odlanier Solís and was forced to go down in weight. At light heavyweight (178 lbs) in 2003 Hernández won the silver medal at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo where he lost to Ramiro Reducindo.
He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native country. There he was defeated in the second round of the light heavyweight (81 kg) division by Russia's Evgeny Makarenko, a double world champion in the event.
- 2001 Cuban junior champion at heavyweight
- World Junior championships as a heavyweight, in competition in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results were:
- Defeated Dato Dundva (Georgia) points
- Defeated Rufat Hairbekov (Azerbaijan) points
- Lost to Siergej Ivanov (Russia) points
- World Junior championships 2002 (heavyweight) in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Results were:
- Defeated Justin White (Canada) RTD 1
- Defeated Vitaly Mikhyeyenko (Ukraine) 31–11.
- Defeated Stefan Koeber (Germany) RSC 3
- Defeated Parfait Amougou (Cameroon) RSC 3. (Captured gold medal)
- Pan American games 2003 (light heavyweight) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Represented Cuba as a light heavyweight at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. His results were:
- 1st round bye:
- Lost to Evgeny Makarenko (Russia) 18–30
- 2003 knocked out by Odlanier Solís in 3rd round at Cuban amateur heavyweight championship competition.
- 2003 competed as a light heavyweight at 2003 Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Results were:
- 2004 3rd place at Cuban national light heavyweight competition, losing on points to Vladimir Linares Mesquia RSC 4
2005 Cuban national champion (light heavyweight)
Hernández was a fast but light-punching boxer who competed entirely at cruiserweight. Hernández knocked out Daniel Bispo in the first round to win the vacant WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight Championship. On December 29, 2007, he knocked out world title challenger Mohamed Azzaoui to retain his WBA Fedelatin title and win the vacant WBC Latino title but suffered his first defeat on March 29, 2008 when he lost via 3rd-round TKO to ex-champ Wayne Braithwaite of Guyana after controlling the match for the first two rounds and even knocking Braithwaite down in the 1st round. Hernández got too cocky in the 3rd and decided to shoot it out with him resulting in Braithwaite knocking Hernández down 3 times. He later won a wide decision over prospect Aaron Williams.
On September 19, 2009 Hernández defeated Enad Licina by a wide UD for the IBF Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title, becoming the first Cuban to hold a version of the IBF title since it was created.
On March 13, 2010 Hernández made his first defense of the IBF Inter-Continental title by beating Cesar David Crenz by unanimous decision.
On February 12, 2011 Hernández won the Interim WBA Cruiserweight title by knocking out Steve Herelius. With this latest win he extended his undefeated streak to 10 fights since the defeat to Braithwaite and improved his overall record to 24-1 (13 knockouts).
Hernández vs. Cunningham I & II
On 1 October 2011, Hernández defeated The Ring No. 1 Crusierweight, Steve Cunningham, by sixth round technical decision for the IBF Cruiserweight Championship. The fight was stopped due to Hernández being cut by an illegal headbutt, though the fight was not without controversy. Hernández knocked Cunningham down with a counter left hook in the first round and seemed to be badly hurt, but referee Mickey Vann decided to let the fight continue after what seemed like a controversial slow count. Cunningham made a comeback during the second and third rounds, hitting Hernández with body shots in the second and becoming more aggressive during the third. However the latter round was also marred with controversy as Hernández was hit with an accidental headbutt that caused a cut and that many felt was intentional, with referee Vann not stopping the fight or even giving a warning to Cunningham. During the fourth round both fighters seems about equal, with Cunningham controlling the pace with his jab and Hernández successfully landing a combo. During the fifth round, Hernández accidentally hit Cunningham behind the head when referee Vann attempted to break up a clinch. During the sixth and final round the corner of Hernández as well as the ringside physician inspected the cut caused by Cunningham's headbutt. Afterwards Hernández seemed ready to resume with the round when the referee stopped the fight due to the physician deeming Hernández unfit to continue. The score cards were 57–56 for Cunningham and 58–55 and 59–54 for Hernández.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|30 fights||29 wins||1 loss|
|30||Win||29–1||Firat Arslan||SD||12||16 Aug 2014||Messe, Erfurt, Germany||Retained IBF and The Ring cruiserweight titles|
|29||Win||28–1||Aleksandr Alekseyev||TKO||10 (12), 1:35||23 Nov 2013||Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Germany||Retained IBF and The Ring cruiserweight titles|
|28||Win||27–1||Troy Ross||UD||12||15 Sep 2012||Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Germany||Retained IBF and The Ring cruiserweight titles|
|27||Win||26–1||Steve Cunningham||UD||12||4 Feb 2012||Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, Germany||Retained IBF cruiserweight title;|
Won vacant The Ring cruiserweight title
|26||Win||25–1||Steve Cunningham||TD||6 (12), 3:00||1 Oct 2011||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany||Won IBF cruiserweight title;|
Split TD after Hernández was cut from an accidental head clash
|25||Win||24–1||Steve Hérélius||KO||7 (12), 1:19||12 Feb 2011||RWE-Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Mülheim, Germany||Won WBA interim cruiserweight title|
|24||Win||23–1||Ali Ismailov||KO||1 (12), 2:23||18 Dec 2010||Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany|
|23||Win||22–1||Zack Page||UD||8||5 Jun 2010||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany|
|22||Win||21–1||César David Crenz||UD||12||12 Mar 2010||Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany||Retained IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight title|
|21||Win||20–1||Enad Ličina||UD||12||17 Oct 2009||O2 World, Berlin, Germany||Won IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight title|
|20||Win||19–1||Aaron Williams||UD||8||9 May 2009||Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany|
|19||Win||18–1||Micky Steeds||KO||5 (8), 0:51||28 Feb 2009||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany|
|18||Win||17–1||Michael Simms||MD||8||25 Oct 2008||Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany|
|17||Win||16–1||Santiago De Paula||TKO||5 (8), 1:14||30 Aug 2008||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany|
|16||Win||15–1||Stefan Raaff||RTD||3 (8)||7 Jun 2008||Karl-Eckel-Weg Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany|
|15||Loss||14–1||Wayne Braithwaite||TKO||3 (12), 1:52||29 Mar 2008||Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Germany||Lost WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino cruiserweight titles|
|14||Win||14–0||Mohamed Azzaoui||KO||3 (12), 2:08||29 Dec 2007||Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany||Retained WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight title;|
Won vacant WBC Latino cruiserweight title
|13||Win||13–0||Ismail Abdoul||UD||8||27 Oct 2007||Messe, Erfurt, Germany|
|12||Win||12–0||Daniel Bispo||KO||1 (10), 1:01||18 Aug 2007||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin cruiserweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Thomas Hansvoll||KO||1 (8), 2:22||23 Jun 2007||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany|
|10||Win||10–0||Héctor Alfredo Ávila||UD||8||14 Apr 2007||Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany|
|9||Win||9–0||Jason Curry||KO||1 (8), 1:12||16 Dec 2006||Bigbox Allgäu, Kempten, Germany|
|8||Win||8–0||Jean Claude Bikoi||UD||8||23 Sep 2006||Rittal Arena, Wetzlar, Germany|
|7||Win||7–0||Carl Gathright||KO||1 (8), 1:18||13 May 2006||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany|
|6||Win||6–0||Ervin Slonka||RTD||3 (6), 1:30||8 Apr 2006||Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Germany|
|5||Win||5–0||Aleksejs Kosobokovs||UD||6||4 Mar 2006||Large EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Germany|
|4||Win||4–0||Aleksejs Kosobokovs||DQ||2 (6), 2:57||10 Dec 2005||Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany||Kosobokovs disqualified for an intentional headbutt|
|3||Win||3–0||Mounir Chibi||UD||4||12 Nov 2005||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany|
|2||Win||2–0||Vladislav Druso||KO||1 (4), 1:53||10 Sep 2005||Sportcenter Jumps, Berlin, Germany|
|1||Win||1–0||David Vicena||TKO||2 (4), 2:59||3 Sep 2005||Internationales Congress Centrum, Berlin, Germany||Professional debut|
Outside of boxing
- "Box-Weltmeister Yoan Pablo Hernandez wird Deutscher". www.t-online.de. 28 May 2015.
- Mike Chiappetta (27 July 2011). "Former Olympian Yoel Romero signs with Strikeforce, will face Feijão in debut". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "Hoffen auf goldene Zukunft" (in German). Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- "Yoan Pablo Hernandez: The Ref, He Saved Cunningham! - Boxing News". boxingscene.com.
- Scott Christ. "Yoan Pablo Hernandez Upsets Steve Cunningham Via Suspect Technical Decision". Bad Left Hook.
- "Cunningham and Hernandez Mystery From Start to Finish!". doghouseboxing.com.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byLuis Andres Pineda
| WBA Fedelatin
18 August 2007 – 29 March 2008
Title last held byEliseo Castillo
| WBC Latino|
29 December 2007 – 29 March 2008
| IBF Inter-Continental
18 August 2007 – June 2010
Title next held byGiulian Ilie
|World boxing titles|
| WBA cruiserweight champion
12 February 2011 – 1 October 2011
Title next held byDenis Lebedev
| IBF cruiserweight champion
1 October 2011 – 22 September 2015
Victor Emilio Ramírez
promoted from interim status
Title last held byTomasz Adamek
| The Ring cruiserweight champion
4 February 2012 – 22 September 2015
Title next held byOleksandr Usyk