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Huck: I'll Be The Next German Champion, Since Schmeling

By Luke Furman

Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs), the WBO's cruiserweight champion, wants to make German boxing history by becoming the first champion in the country since the legendary Max Schmeling. Huck is going to challenge WBA "regular" champion heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) on February 25 in Stuttgart, Germany. The move by Huck has been questioned by many, but the German boxer saw his manuever as the most logical step.

"I'll be the first German world champion since Max Schmeling. People ask me why I decided to take such a risky step [by going to heavyweight]. Look, I practically dominated the cruiserweight division and there really weren't a lot of challenges left for me. It seems to me that moving to the heavyweight division was the most reasonable move," Huck said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Faerun on 01-15-2012

No, you won't. Now GTFO pl0x.

Comment by makeMeSushiRoll on 01-15-2012

I am Ukrainian and German and you Marco are German only since 2009... Marco you never speak a single word about serbia and the (your) poor people there. You sold your home country so Sauerland will help you keep your…

Comment by larryxxx.... on 01-14-2012

well then you are fighting the wrong person the hw champs name is Wladamir Klitschko

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 01-14-2012

You're not going to be HVWT anything Huck. Just keep your mouth shut and fight, no one wants to hear you anymore. Also either Klitschko brother would put your head into orbit so don't consider getting in the ring with…

Comment by Baldwin on 01-14-2012

And its the biggest paper title in boxing. Garbage title You will br sleeping now huck

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