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Dimitrenko vs Pulev on The Huck-Afolabi May 5 Undercard

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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mikhnienko on 03-22-2012

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;11918139]Dimitrenko better win and look good wanna see him fight one of the Klits this year[/QUOTE] lol Don't put money on it. Pulev ftw.

Comment by joe strong on 03-22-2012

solid card for sure

Comment by Jack Napier on 03-22-2012

Dimitrenko better win and look good wanna see him fight one of the Klits this year

Comment by 1mb11 on 03-22-2012

Amazing show. Hope it is on EPIX!

Comment by yoz on 03-22-2012

Huzzah! Looking forward to this.

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