Huck: I'm Ready For The Klitschkos, I'll Move Back Up

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

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 03-12-2012

translation...I just got married to a nice piece of azz with a good set of air bags on her chest and its gonna cost to keep that chick in check Huck following the Haye blueprint on how to scam some…

Comment by Cleaver on 03-12-2012

Is there really no money to be made at all fighting at Cruiser? Considering Chisora got a rumoured £250k for that Vitali fight, I don't see the point in getting a loss on the record and a beatdown when you…

Comment by don larryx on 03-11-2012 ready to get my ass kicked for a payday

Comment by GRANDSLAM on 03-11-2012

The best thing for the HW division is for the Klitschkos to retire. I don't mean it as any sort of disrespect but they're so much bigger and better than the rest that anything other than a Wlad vs Vitali…

Comment by Jcsuper on 03-11-2012

translation : I'm ready to do nothing during 4 rounds, don't throw a punch and get the payday of my life, anyway I don't care about another loss on my record, i just lost to Povetkin. I really need that…

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