Below are the main quotes from today’s final press conference ahead of the fight between IBF Cruiserweight World Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (28-1, 14 KOs) and Firat Arslan (34-7-2, 21 KOs) this Saturday at the Erfurt Exhibition Hall in Thuringia, Germany.
Yoan Pablo Hernandez: I have trained careful with my focus being completely on the task ahead this Saturday night. I did not have this kind of focus for my last fights, as I had to battle many problems outside of the ring. I almost give up but my wife and my coach motivated me not to let myself go. Now, I am stronger than ever. August 16 will be my proving point.
Firat Arslan: I want to become the oldest cruiserweight champion of all time. I know that this is my last chance to glory and I did everything in preparation to make my dream come true. Coach Fritz Sdunek is going to be my key factor against Hernandez. When I fought Huck for the second time, I made many mistakes, which are not going to happen again. You will see my best performance - ever - on Saturday.
August 13, 2014