Yoan Pablo Hernández
|Yoan Pablo Hernández|
Hernández in 2008
|Real name||Yoan Pablo Hernández Suárez|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
28 October 1984 |
Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba
|Wins by KO||14|
|Competitor for Cuba|
|Pan American Games|
|Silver||2003 Santo Domingo||Light Heavyweight|
Yoan Pablo Hernández Suárez (born 28 October 1984 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-German  professional boxer. Hernández fights in the Cruiserweight division. He is the current Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight Champion as well as the IBF Cruiserweight Champion. He is also brother of freestyle wrestling Olympic silver-medallist and mixed martial artist Yoel Romero.
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 Solis 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:
- World Junior championships 2002 (Heavyweight) in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Results were:
- 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 Solis 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 is a fast but light-punching boxer, presently campaigning 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).
Hernandez vs. Cunningham I & II
On October 1, 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
|28 Wins (14 knockouts, 14 decisions), 1 Losses (1 by knockout, 0 by decision), 0 Draws|
|N/A||N/A||Paweł Kołodziej||N/A||- (12)||2014-03-08||Velodrom, Berlin, Germany||Defending IBF & The Ring Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||28–1||Alexander Alexeev||TKO||10 (12)||2013-11-23||Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany||Retained IBF & The Ring Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||27–1||Troy Ross||UD||12||2012-09-15||Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany||Retained IBF & The Ring Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||26–1||Steve Cunningham||UD||12||2012-02-04||Fraport Arena, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany||Retained IBF & won vacant The Ring Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||25–1||Steve Cunningham||TD||6 (12)||2011-10-01||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany||Won IBF Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||24–1||Steve Herelius||KO||7 (12)||2011-02-12||RWE Rhein-Ruhr Sporthalle, Muelheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Won interim WBA Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||23–1||Ali Ismailov||KO||8 (8)||2010-12-18||Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany|
|Win||22–1||Zack Page||UD||8||2010-06-05||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany|
|Win||21–1||César David Crenz||UD||12||2010-03-12||Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany||Retained IBF Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||20–1||Enad Licina||UD||12||2009-10-17||O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany||Won IBF Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||19–1||Aaron Williams||UD||8||2009-05-09||Jako-Arena, Bamberg, Bayern, Germany|
|Win||18–1||Micky Steeds||KO||5 (8)||2009-02-28||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany|
|Win||17–1||Michael Simms||MD||8||2008-10-25||Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany|
|Win||16–1||Santiago De Paula||TKO||5 (8)||2008-08-30||Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany|
|Win||15–1||Stefan Raaff||RTD||3 (8)||2008-06-07||Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen, Germany|
|Loss||14–1||Wayne Braithwaite||TKO||3 (12)||2008-03-29||Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany||Lost WBA Fedelatin & WBC Latino Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||14–0||Mohamed Azzaoui||KO||3 (12)||2007-12-29||Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany||Retained WBA Fedelatin & won vacant WBC Latino Cruiserweight titles.|
|Win||13–0||Ismail Abdoul||UD||8||2007-10-27||Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany|
|Win||12–0||Daniel Bispo||KO||1 (10)||2007-08-18||Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight title.|
|Win||11–0||Thomas Hansvoll||KO||1 (8)||2007-06-23||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany|
|Win||10–0||Héctor Alfredo Ávila||UD||8||2007-04-14||Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
|Win||9–0||Jason Curry||KO||1 (8)||2006-12-16||BigBox, Kempten, Bayern, Germany|
|Win||8–0||Jean Claude Bikoi||UD||8||2006-09-23||Rittal Arena, Wetzlar, Hessen, Germany|
|Win||7–0||Carl Gathright||KO||1 (8)||2006-05-13||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany|
|Win||6–0||Ervin Slonka||RTD||3 (6)||2006-04-08||Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany|
|Win||5–0||Aleksejs Kosobokovs||UD||6||2006-03-04||EWE-Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany|
|Win||4–0||Aleksejs Kosobokovs||DQ||2 (6)||2005-12-10||Leipziger Arena, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany|
|Win||3–0||Mounir Chibi||UD||4||2005-11-12||Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg, Germany|
|Win||2–0||Vladislav Druso||KO||1 (4)||2005-09-10||Sportcenter Jumps, Weissensee, Berlin, Germany|
|Win||1–0||David Vicena||TKO||2 (4)||2005-09-03||International Congress Center, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany|
- Mike Chiappetta (July 27, 2011). "Former Olympian Yoel Romero signs with Strikeforce, will face Feijão in debut". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- "Hoffen auf goldene Zukunft" (in German). Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
- "SYoan Pablo Hernández's Professional Boxing Record". Boxrec.com. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- Professional boxing record for Yoan Pablo Hernández from BoxRec
- Yahoo! Sports
- Between Rounds (2009) - Documentary film on Yoan Pablo Hernández
|WBA Cruiserweight Champion
February 12, 2011 – October 1, 2011
Title next held byDenis Lebedev
|IBF Cruiserweight Champion
October 1, 2011 – present
Title last held byTomasz Adamek
|The Ring Cruiserweight Champion
February 4, 2012 – present