MASTERNAK HOPING WIN OVER QUINONERO GETS HIM A SHOT AT WLODARCZYK
Press Release: On September 15th, Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will defend his IBF cruiserweight championship against Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) in Bamberg, Germany. Fans of the 200-pound weight division can also look forward to another fight that night. Mateusz Masternak (27-0, 20 KOs) of Poland will take on Spain's David Quinonero (27-0, 26 KOs) in anonter cruiserweight bout.
Masternak, transitionong from up-and-comer to contender, has targeted a win against the 36-year old Quinonero. "He is a real good fighter with some serious pop in his fists," said Masternak. "I will not underestimate him as I have never done with any of my opponents. My focus is to beat him and that is what I am trying to do come September 15th. Quinonero will be another step up to bigger and better things."
The student of coach Andrzej Gmitruk already dreams about the big one: "Another win and it should be evident to everyone that I am ready for bigger fights. A challenge for the European Championship or even a chance to fight for a world title - I am prepared for it," Masternak revealed. Moreover, there is one fight on his mind, which sticks out the most - against his compatriot and WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. "I do not hide the fact that I would love to fight somebody who holds a title and is also of Polish descent. It is a fight the fans in Poland already dream about for some time. Hopefully it can be realised in the not so distant future."
However before such dreams can be fulfilled, Masternak has to beat a European top-15 cruiserweight in Quinonero. "He has his own plans and ambitions. If he beats me, it would open him doors to bigger and better match-ups. Though, I will not let my own chances slip away. Quinonero may beat me in his dreams, but I will not let that happen inside the ring," Masternak promises. "My trainer always has a good workout plan arranged for me. Nevertheless, we always try to implement new exercises to improve certain things like my punching technique."