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Ola Afolabi Named Mandatory Defense for IBF Cruiserweight Champ Yoan Pablo Hernandez

by on Aug.23, 2014, under Boxing News



VENICE, CA, August 18, 2014 — OLA “Kryptonite” AFOLABI has been named the mandatory challenger by the International Boxing Federation (‘IBF’) to cruiserweight world champion YOAN PABLO HERNANDEZ.

According to the IBF, the world title bout must take place by December 31, 2014.

Hernandez, 29-1-0 (14KO’s), won a split decision over Firat Arslan this past Saturday, August 16 in Erfurt, Germany in the fourth defense of his title.

A native of London, England, now residing in Los Angeles, Afolabi, 21-3-4 (10KO’s) was very happy when presented with the news by his promoter, TOM LOEFFLER of K2 PROMOTIONS.

“I’m thrilled to be challenging for the IBF world title. Tom and K2 have done a great job promoting me and putting me in this position and I will take the title from Hernandez.”

Said Loeffler, “We’re excited that Ola is now the mandatory challenger for the IBF Cruiserweight Championship. Ola has proven to be one of the best cruiserweights in the world and we strongly believe that he will bring home the IBF world title in this fight.”



K2 Promotions promotes the unified Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko, along with WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady Golovkin, IBO Cruiserweight World Champion Ola Afolabi in addition to top rated heavyweights; Mike Perez and Johnathon Banks.

Over the last decade, K2 Promotions has promoted the most heavyweight championship title bouts of any promoter worldwide. K2 Promotions is one of Boxing’s most respected promoters showcasing boxing’s biggest events worldwide.

The Managing Director of K2 Promotions is Tom Loeffler.


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