Advertisement
Advertisement

Chris Meyer Discusses The Povetkin vs Huck Showdown

By Ruslan Chikov and Alexander Pavlov

Chris Meyer, the General Manager of Sauerland Event, discussed the big showdown between two of his star fighters, as WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25KOs) takes on WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16KOs) on February 25th in Stuttgart, Germany.

Who is the favorite in this fight - Povetkin or Huck?

That's difficult to answer. I only know that the best man will win and the loser will participate in an excellent fight. Definitely, this fight will be like that. And therefore, there is essentially no loser.

A lot is at stake for Povetkin. Huck, in the event of of defeat, won't even lose his title. Do you find it a little unfair?

A loss for Huck would be a personal disaster. Therefore, I believe that he, too, has something to lose. We given Marco the opportunity to carry out his dream - to win the title at heavyweight. And how everything will turn in the ring, no one knows yet.

What is it like to make a fight between two fighters from your stable?

The matching of two of our boxers is always a very delicate matter, so these kind of fights are rare. I would call them "a double blow to the chest" for us. Indeed, with both athletes we have had very close, warm and cordial relations. Believe me, the organization of these fights are are very difficult.

What convinced you to make this match?

The desire of both athletes to have it take place.

Is it a bit early to say Huck is follow in the footsteps of Evander Holyfield? Evander, before moving to heavyweight, won all of the belts at cruiserweight and Huck only owns one piece of the title.

This was the desire of Marco - to step in the ring with Povetkin. Previously, he was challenging [Vitali] Klitschko, to which we were treated with a healthy share of humor. However, Alexander and his management have agreed to this fight, and we will organize it.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for sportbox.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Cuadras: Chocolatito Has an Appointment With a Knockout Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show Guy Robb Vows To Control Pace and Outbox Miguel Marriaga Michael Conlan Has NO FEAR of AIBA's Threats of Action Jose Benavidez's Father Gives Details, Update on Son's Shooting Tomasz Adamek Ponders a Final Ring Return For 2017 Canelo: A Shame Mexicans Criticize Their Athletes So Much! Nietes vs. Sosa: Mark Magsayo To Face Garcia on The Undercard David Price, Anthony Ogogo To Feature on Braehmer-Cleverly Canelo Expects Liam Smith To Bring The Fight To Him Ricky Burns To Face Mandatory Kiryl Relikh On Return Jose Benavidez Jr. Shot in Arizona, Taken To The Hospital Bryant Perrella-Yordenis Ugas on September 27, PBC on FS1 Giovanni De Carolis-Tyron Zeuge Rematch on November 5th Golovkin's Coach: Ward Beats Everyone at 175 - Except Kovalev! Vargas is Open To Facing Crawford After Stunning Pacquiao Sam Maxwell Turns Over, Joins MGM: Will Debut In October Golovkin Warns Saunders: My Goal is The WBO Belt, I Want it Next Anthony Crolla: I'll Have Jorge Linares Rematch in Las Vegas Williams-Patterson, Eubank Jr-Langford Confirmed For October 22 In Cardiff Derry Mathews Confident: I'll Dig Deep With Luke Campbell! Upton Brothers Leave Ricky Hatton Over "Turbulent Private Life" Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora Could Collide in December Smith Backs Froch: Kovalev is Best Pound For Pound Fighter! Amir Khan Says Land For Boxing Academy is Now in Dispute Team USA: Olympic Postmortem De La Hoya on Canelo-GGG: We Can't Afford To Wait Beyond 2017 Chocolatito: Cuadras Talks A lot, But I'll Prove it in The Ring! Golovkin: No Big Fights at 168, I Make 160 Easy - I'm Not Big 160 Juanma: Business Opportunity Made Me Return, Not Vazquez Morrison, Golub, Baranchyk, Peterkin Head To 9/23 ShoBox Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day Saunders Still a Possibility for Canelo, Golden Boy Focused on Smith Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement