By Alexander Pavlov
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25KOs) is once again laughing out loud, at the expense of the cruiserweight champion of Europe (EBU), Alexander Alekseev (23-2-1, 20KOs).
Their verbal dispute began last week, when Huck had a few giggles at Alekseev's twelve round draw with 41-year-old ex-champion Firat Arslan.
Huck offered Alekseev a job as a sparring partner - and the EBU champion replied with the following.
"Hi, Marco. I read online that you want to call on me as a sparring partner. You said that [statement] after my performance in the fight with Firat Arslan. You should not throw stones while sitting in a glass house. You lost the fight against Ola Afolabi, and the same thing [happened] against Denis Lebedev in December 2010. My suggestion is this: let's forget about sparring and stage the fight. And then I will you show in the ring, a true champion and you shall be tamed like a bear at the circus," Alekseev said to Figo Sport.
But now Huck has answered the call, ripping into Alekseev.
"Alekseev is already a dead man, a victim. What can we say about this guy? He is not even worth my words. He is trying to become famous on my behalf. But any expert and any simple house manager knows that he doesn't have a single chance against me," Huck said.
"Alekseev is a nobody and he will remain to be a nobody. [He said he would tame me like a bear], I am strong as a bear. By making such statements, Alekseev tends to get into the press. For him, it is generally the only way to get anyone to talk about him. Having read his challenge, I laughed heartily."
Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for SportBox.ru