|Marco Huck Has Super Boxing Champion Status In Sight
By SecondsOut special to Doghouse Boxing (Oct 3, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
By SecondsOut.com on Doghouse Boxing. November 3 has a real treat in store for true boxing fans. Current
WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25 KOs) and his
challenger Firat Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KOs), a former WBA Champ, will meet
at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany.
There are many reasons, why the matchup between the two German boxers promises to be an exciting one.
“The Gerry Weber Stadium feels like a second home to me,“ said Huck
during Tuesday’s press conference at the arena. “This is where I became
WBO World Champion and also defended my title for the sixth time. But
this time around, I have a special goal in sight. If I should be able to
defend my title for the tenth time, I will be awarded with the status
of the WBO Super Champion.”
If Huck is successful in his quest, he would be the first German
boxer to do so. But that is definitely not going to be a walk in the
park for the 27-year-old.
Huck added: “I would have preferred not to fight Firat. He is a very
nice guy on a personal level. I watched his last fights and I know that
he is a really tough opponent.” Coach Ulli Wegner shares that opinion.
“It is going to be an exciting fight. Marco always showed his class in
Halle/Westphalia and boxed very clever. He became world champion here
after beating Victor Emilio Ramirez and later on won a war against Ran
Nakash. But it won’t be easy against Firat as he is physically very
The challenger from Suessen, Germany, was seemingly pleased with all
those compliments. He is definitely planning on taking full advantage of
his opportunity. “I have a lot of respect for Marco and the fact that
he is willing to take me on inside the ring. The other world champions
didn’t give me an opportunity. Marco has a lot of power in his punches,
but I believe that I will be victorious. I am stronger than the punches
thrown at me. I will give it my all,” said the 42-year-old challenger.
“I know that I can still mix it up with the guys at the top,”
insisted Arslan. “I want to be the world champion once more. The only
thing that is important to me right now is November 3. I am excited
about every fan coming to the arena. That will generate the atmosphere
which such a great fight deserves.” The preparations for the title bout
are already in full swing.
“It is going to be a very emotional fight. Firat is extremely
determined and convinced of his own abilities,” said Dieter Wittmann,
the coach of Arslan.
(Picture: Photo Wende)
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