By Luke Furman
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) believes that he is ready to challenge the kings of the heavyweight division, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. After nearly defeating WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin last month in Germany, Huck made a decision to return to cruiserweight for a mandatory defense against Ola Afolabi.
"I am ready to fight the Klitschko brothers, but right now I'm the holder of the WBO cruiserweight title and I need to make a mandatory defense. Certainly in future I will return to the heavyweight division, and there I'll capture a world title," Huck said.
Huck's trainer, Uli Wegner, feels a move a cruiserweight is the best move, at the moment, for his fighter.
"It seems to me that the fight with Ola Afolabi is the best direction for Marco at the moment," Wegner said.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.