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Afolabi is Confident That He Won The First Huck Clash

By Luke Furman

Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs), and his trainer Fritz Sdunek, are promising that "everyone will see a brand new, better version of Afolabi" on Saturday night in Erfurt, when the Briton challenges Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) in a rematch for the WBO championship.

They fought back in 2009, and Huck won a close twelve round decision with scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 15-113. Afolabi believes he did enough to get a decision.

"This is boxing, so everyone can be knocked out, but I do not think that I lost that fight. I'll show you how to box Huck. I had to learn a lot along the way. I was a professional boxer, having no amateur career behind myself. Many of my battles were on the street and in the home ... . I am the ninth child in the family, and I've always had to fight for everything in life," Afolabi said.

His coach Sdunek praised his current training efforts.

"Ola is becoming a better fighter. He moves much better in the ring, he varies his boxing techniques, and most importantly he is able to provoke the enemy, and he's very clever with the way he hits the opponent from different angles," Sdunek said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mastrangelo on 05-03-2012

Yep, he was robbed in first fight, if he'll drop his clowning this time he should win cleary.

Comment by Fish_Scotland on 05-03-2012

I got allot of love for Ola, one of my favourite boxers at the moment. I've been on his train since he nearly decapitated Enzo Maccarinelli. I'll be hoping he does the same to Huck otherwise best he can expect…

Comment by Superflo777 on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=MotorCityJaguar;12072642]Ola won the first fight, it was close but he clearly won. But the real robbery was Huck-Lebedev, the Russian won at least 9 rounds[/QUOTE] He should be given a mandatory shot at Huck's belt, he's defeated everyone he faced.

Comment by lutenco on 05-03-2012

AFOLABI is real a world-class fighter and he has good chances to win the fight;talking about robberies i have to say HUCK comes from a fight he won in my opinion(POVETKIN);anyway HUCK-AFOLABI will be a hell of a fight..DON'T MISS…

Comment by taansend on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=J.Dempsey;12072554]Ola went to my school...i'll be rooting for him! :boxing:[/QUOTE] Mate, I've been dying to find out more about Ola. Was this in London or the US? What age did he go Stateside?

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