Team Sauerland have confirmed to WBN today that the cruiserweight world championship fight between reigning IBF title holder Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Interim Champ Victor Emilio Ramirez will be postponed at the Argentine Promoters request.
The pair were due to meet in Buenos Aires on July 25 for the Cuban’s coveted belt but, but the fight is now facing a delay of at least a coupe of months.
Kalle Sauerland exclusively told World Boxing News: “We were informed Saturday evening that the bout could not take place as planned in July so we are now working on a new date in September.”
German-based Hernandez is widely considered as the 200lb division’s ‘man to beat’ as he also holds the ‘Ring Magazine Belt’ accolade. Recently, Hernandez has been struggling with injuries himself, but now it seems that his ‘curse’ continues with his opponent the one struggling this time.
Hernandez commented: ‘When I heard the news last night I could not believe it. I immediately packed my bags and will take a short break with my family now. I look forward to defending my title and showing I am the divisions number one in September.”
The postponement means any rumoured talks with British contender Tony Bellew are also on hold, for now.