By Per Ake Persson
As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) will make his mandatory defence against interim champion Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs) in Erfurt, Germany on May 5. It will be the second time the two fighters face each other in the ring, with Huck clinching a close points victory in their first meeting in December 2009.
Also on the card is the long awaited heavyweight clash between Alexander Dimitrenko (32-, 21KOs) and undefeated Kubrat Pulev (15-0, 7KOs), who clash for the vacant EBU title.
Huck beat Afolabi on a close decision in December of 2009 - it was so close in fact that many felt Afolabi had nicked it. Afolabi beat Valery Brudov to win the interim title while Huck lost a close, controversial decision to WBA "regular" heavyweight champ Alexander Povetkin in February.
I had just won the title against Victor Emilio Ramirez and then had to make my first defence against Afolabi, Huck said. It was a tough fight and I won on points. Afolabi has been victorious in all of his fights ever since. He seems to have gotten stronger. I will be prepared for a hard night on May 5.Tags: Kubrat Pulev , Marco Huck , Alexander Dimitrenko , Ola Afolabi , Huck-Afolabi , Huck vs Afolabi , Dimitrenko-Pulev , Dimitrenko vs Pulev