Hannover, Germany - IBO Cruiserweight World Champion Marco Huck (40-3-1, 27KOs) boxed his way to a twelve round unanimous decision over Dmytro Kucher (24-2-1, 18KOs). The scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 117-111.
Huck fought the bout in his usual style of quick bursts, while Kucher was coming forward looking to land his big punches. Huck was nicking the rounds, and finally had Kucher in serious trouble during the eight round. Kucher barely escaped as Huck was punishing him with heavy punches for most of the three minutes.
Kucher right eye was nearly shut by the tenth and he was tired while having problems with his vision. Kucher was able to land a good shot here and there, but his power was already lacking it's full force strength by that point. Huck was outworking him and still landing the better variety of shots as they entered the final round of the contest.
Huck was holding the lead in the twelfth and not taking any chances, as Kucher was going for broke and trying his best to land a fight changing shot. Huck's defense was very tight and he was holding when needed to avoid the possibility of getting caught.
Kucher was last in the ring back in June, when he blasted out and retired Enzo Maccarinelli with a one round drilling.
Huck picked up the IBO belt back in February when he stopped Ola Afolabi in the tenth round of their fourth fight.