Huck: I'm Ready To Replace David Haye, Face Vitali

by Luke Furman

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25KOs) has no fear of WBO/IBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko. This Saturday in Germany, Huck defends his title against former champion Firat Arslan. If he wins, he wants to move up to the heavyweight division to fight a Klitschko.

He praises Vitali, calling him "a real man" but said he would make Wladimir "my girlfriend" in the ring.

"Vitali is a real man, he took part in real battles. And Wladimir lost his big fights miserably and then never met these competitors again. Everyone wants to see me and Wladimir fight, it could be held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin," Huck said.

"Vitali, unfortunately, will soon be a part of boxing history. Right now he's busy with his party in the Ukrainian parliament and possibly he might hold a fight with Haye. If he doesn't - then I'm ready to go in place of Haye."

There is a network issue. Both Klitschko brothers have an exclusive contract with Germany network RTL, while Huck is under a TV deal with ARD. Huck has a solution.

"It's simple: my fight with one of the brothers will be broadcast by RTL, and my fight with another can be on ARD," Huck said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=FlatLine;12657047]I can't see Vitali suddenly stop avoiding Haye.. He really is much more likely to face Huck at this stage. Vitali wants no part of Haye because he simply is the greatest threat to him in the whole division. It's…

Comment by Hayehammer on 11-01-2012

I heard hucks promoters offered wladimir 5 million euros to fight huck! But boente didnt accept because they dont want to fight on their channel ARD!

Comment by ddangerous on 11-01-2012

[QUOTE=southpaw_07;12656576]I favor a Huck vs Haye fight and the winner fights either Wlad or Vitali[/QUOTE] Would love to see that. :biggthump:

Comment by PittyPat on 11-01-2012

[quote]Wladimir lost his big fights miserably and then [b]never met these competitors again.[/b][/quote] Well, there was the Brewster rematch...

Comment by Alx. on 11-01-2012

if vitali accepts huck's challenge and not haye's i'll be disappoint.

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