Marco Huck Interview: On Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko, Roy Jones Jr, Drugs in Boxing & much more...
Marco Huck Interview: On Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko, Roy Jones Jr, Drugs in Boxing & much more... By Jenna Jay, OnTheRopes Boxing Radio, Doghouse Boxing (July 26, 2012) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
Interview by Jenna J. In my latest edition of "On The Ropes" boxing
radio, I had a chance to catch up with WBO Crusierweight champion Marco
Huck (35-2-1, 25KOs) who is coming off a draw against Ola Afolabi that
took place May 5th. Marco touched on a variety of topics pertaining to
that fight and his future both in the Cruiserweight divison and
Heavyweight division, including a possible fight with Wladimir
Klitschko. Here is what he had to say.
Jenna: How are things going Marco?
Marco Huck: I am doing really well, thank you.
Jenna: Marco people have been wondering what your next move is. Your last fight it was a majority draw. What's next for you?
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Marco Huck: I'm
a real fighter. I love boxing and always looking for new challenges.
Obviously against Afolabi it was quite close, but I wasn't in the best
shape. Afolabi did really well, but I did win in the end and kept the
belts, but I was not in the best shape I was ever in.
maybe you can elaborate a little more on that. Your previous fight the
one before Afolobi, you went up to HW and you fought Alexander Povetkin.
Was coming back down to 200 pounds one of the reason why you had some
struggles with Afolobi?
Marco Huck: In
the week before the fight I had to lose 6 kilos, obviously that
probably did influence my performance, but I wasn't as motivated as
before, although I did take it seriously, obviously I wasn't as
Jenna: Your fight before that. You fought Alexander Povetkin and to most
peoples eyes you deserve to win and take his WBA Belt. Now that's been
little while since that fight, what are your thoughts on it?
Marco Huck: Obviously
I am disappointed. Most people did see me as the winner for that fight,
its not very encouraging having giving my hard work taken away from me
in that kind of fashion, obviously I am not pleased on that one. Even
people like Freddie Roach, who you obviously know in the states, had me
winning the fight. So that just shows me that I was the winner in that
completely agree with you, I watched that fight and I do believe you
were the winner Marco. I actually bet some money on you in that fight;
its shame I would’ve won 80 bucks if the call went your way.
Marco Huck: (laughs) Not only you put a lot money on it, a lot of people I know put a lot of money on it.
Jenna: Where do you think your future lies? Do you see your self as a HW or CW?
Marco Huck: I actually wanted to stay on as a HW, but obviously I got a promoter,
but we have to discuss that together. But I don't know exactly where my
future lies, obviously a lot of my fans also want me to continue as a
Jenna: Marco do you feel the need to have a third fight with Afolabi, giving that the both fights were very close?
Marco Huck: I don't really see the necessity in facing him again; I don’t really
believe people want to see that fight again. But obviously he is a nice
guy, and I wish him the best for his future.
lets talk about the division you really want to campaign in at and that
would be the HW division. Recently there were a few fights of interest
out there. Wladmir Klitchko took on Tony Thompson in a rematch and ther
was also David Haye vs. Derrick Chisora. Curious what you thought about
both of those fights?
Marco Huck: Thompson vs. Klitschko fight wasn't really a contest, as obviously
everybody knew exactly who was going to win, it's just a shame that the
fans buy into the hype in that one. Haye vs. Chisora was really good
fight, a really open fight, people didn’t know who was going to win that
one, and these kind of fights are the ones make the HW division
exciting again, and the ones that the people want to see in the future.
Jenna: Marco, people give a lot of slack to Wladmir Klitschko for having a
boring style, you yourself actually have a pretty exciting style, if you
were to get into the ring with Wladmir Klitschko, how do you think that
fight would go?
Marco Huck: I
believe that I would definitely beat him, and now these days a lot of
people are tuning into his fights to see if someone can actually beat
him. It's not really surprising that he is not that popular over in
America due to the fact that he is that of an exciting fighter.
Jenna: Lets change things up a little bet Marco, and get your views on the
current boxing scene. One hot topic that seems to be going around the
sport now is steroids. A lot of top fighters are starting to test
positive for it. I am just curious to know what your thoughts are on
that, and what boxing could do to change current trends?
Marco Huck: Obviously
that's really disappointing, people like (Antonio) Tarver was actually
looking forward and hoping to fight him maybe one day, that would've of
been obviously big because of the name he has, but he chose that and
things like that happened and it's obviously disappointing. It's stupid.
Jenna: Marco what's your current views of the CW division right now, Tarver
was consider one of the top guys, but he tested positive, and you got
guys like Guiermo Jones out there and Dennis Lebedev and Steve
Cunningham is still out there. What do you think of the guys out there
and who would you want to fight the most?
Marco Huck: None
of them that you really mentioned. I am not really sure who I want to
fight in the CW division but maybe I will see who I can find in the HW
Now Marco there is a guy out who’s mentioned your name once or twice,
and that would be Roy Jones Jr. Now he is fighting as CW. Do you think
he should be fighting at this point in his career?
Marco Huck: Maybe when he was in his prime, he was and is absolute legend in his sport. But now days he's not anymore.
Jenna: Marco, when do you plan on actually return to the ring? You have no fights set up right now. What's the target date?
Marco Huck: If it was up to me I would get in to the ring right away, because I am a real warrior. But probably around mid October.
Jenna: Now Marco, there is another guy that's fighting around the same time.
Obviously, Alexander Povetkin has a mandatory against Hashim Rahman. If
he wins that fight and you get a second opportunity against Alexander
Povetkin how do you think the fight will go?
Marco Huck: I
believe I would definitely knock him out. He obviously is going to
fight Rahman next, and he was injured and I would’ve of loved to jump in
to that chance, but obviously that didn't work out. But I am just
hoping that I can face him at some point again. Guiermo Jones he was a
champion for 5 years, and he only fought twice so obviously you can see
everything is possible.
Jenna: Marco, a lot of fans have enjoyed your style when they got to view you
on the epix channel, do you have any desire to fight in America, to
bring your talents overseas?
Marco Huck: A
lot people told me if I was to live in America I would be a big star,
and I love America, I love the American dream, and I actually have
family in New York and it would be really nice to fight there.
Jenna: They (the fans) certainly like you, is there anything you want to say
to your fans, and maybe what they can expect from Marco Huck in 2012?
Marco Huck: Obviously I wish all the best to all my American fans, and hope they
have a great year and a lovely summer, and I am really hoping that I get
to chance to one day come over there and show them what I am all about.
Marco it's been pleasure to have you back on the ropes, I thank you for
your time, and I'd also like to thank Adam for translating this
interview. I wish you the best of luck in the future Marco.