Cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck, whose aggressive style has earned him a loyal following in Europe, could be coming to America. HBO Sports president Ken Hershamn recently met with Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) and his promoter Kalle Sauerland in Hamburg, Germany. His intent, reportedly, is to showcase Huck in the United States.
Huck, 29, began boxing in 2004. He was victorious in his first 19 bouts before losing to Steve Cunningham in 2007. After the loss, he rebounded with six straight knockouts, culminating with a victory over Victor Emilo Ramirez for the cruiserweight championship in 2009.
In 2012, Huck challenged then WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin. Many experts felt that the smaller Huck got the better of the champion and deserved the decision.
In his last bout, Huck successfully defended his cruiserweight belt for the 12th time by stopping Firat Arslan in round six of a rematch. Huck had defeated Arslan two years ago, but many disagreed with the decision. Arslan taunted Huck, calling himself the uncrowned champion.
When they finally met last January, Huck, tired of Arslan’s antics, punished his former friend for five rounds before stopping him.
The plan is for Huck to eventually move up to the heavyweight division, but not before adding a few more defenses to his already lengthy stay as cruiserweight champion.