YOAN P. HERNANDEZ BREAKS HAND; FEB. 2 FIGHT OFF
Press Release: IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) broke his left hand during a sparring session preparing for a February 2nd title defense against Eric Fields (21-1, 15 KOs). The Berlin show will proceed with a European light heavyweight championship bout between Eduard Gutknecht (24-1, 9 KOs) and Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) as the main event. Frederick Ness, managing director of promoter Sauerland Event said, "We will make sure Pablo receives the best medical attention out there. We are all hoping that he gets back as soon as possible." This is not the first time Hernandez has had left hand problems. He suffered the same sort of fracture during his win against Steve Cunningham back in February 2012. Robert Woge (10-0, 9 KOs) will fight in the co-feature against an opponent to be announced shortly. Also fighting in Berlin will be Dominik Britsch (26-1-1, 9 KOs) who makes his super middleweight debut.