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Photos: Huck, Afolabi Face To Face at Heated Presser

There is definitely no love lost. Britain´s Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) did say he would hug and shake hands with his opponent Marco Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) after their WBO Title Fight on June 8 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany - but the attending members of the press were not really convinced after the pair´s previous war of words during Monday's press conference. Photos by Photo Wende.

Before Afolabi started his attempt to calm things down, current WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco "Captain" Huck and the Interims Titlist were involved in a heated exchange of words. The first one to trade verbal blows was the 28-year-old German.

"Afolabi is starting to get on my nerves. I beat him in December 2009. After I fought Alexander Povetkin for the WBA Heavyweight Crown, it was difficult for me to find the right motivation for my rematch with Afolabi in May last year. However, I believe that I actually won that bout, even though it was scored as a majority draw. That won't happen again. I will win in my own backyard. We won't be playing cat and mouse anymore. This will be a war - I won't be holding back."

That was the cue for Afolabi to start his own rant.

"Huck shouldn't be able to call himself world champion anymore. In my opinion, he lost on three previous occasions. He lost against Lebedev, he lost against me and also against Arslan. He should only be able to call himself German Champion or Champion of Berlin," said the 33-year-old. The Brit stated that he is planning to humiliate Huck in front of his own fans. "I would be ready to take him on this weekend." Then Afolabi directed his next words directly towards Huck. "Everybody knows that I have always been a good technician, but now my fitness level is also excellent. I will seriously hurt you come June 8. You will need a wheelchair after the fight," said the Los Angeles based cruiserweight.

It is obvious that there is a lot of tension in the air, also partially due to the duel between the two most popular and respected coaches of German boxing. Once again Ulli Wegner (Huck´s coach) and Fritz Sdunek (works with Afolabi) will stand in opposite corners.

Tickets for the big fight night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin Germany on June 8 are available at www.eventim.de.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=Levity;13335963][B]I think Huck's punches in the final quarter of the round were the most effective work in the fight[/B], and far more effective and meaningful than the aggregation of Afolabi's jabs over the other parts of the round. Afolabi was…

Comment by Levity on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13335574]I think we have to score the round in isolation and not compare it with previous rounds. I just re-watched the round, Afolabi got hit with some shots but Huck missed a lot and mostly only fired back…

Comment by Weebler I on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=Levity;13335438]The fifth was another round we disagree on. By this time Huck had found his rhythm and was breaking through with power shots. Afolabi's jab was much less active than it had previously been, and he was on the back…

Comment by Levity on 05-06-2013

Huck: 5-9 and 12 Afolabi: 1-4 and 10 Even: 11 I don't see how the ninth was close given that Afolabi was badly hurt and struggling to stay up over the last thirty seconds or so; it would be a…

Comment by Weebler I on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=Levity;13335355]Ola was hit plenty after the fourth (see the big uppercuts landed by Huck in the 6th and 8th, see Ola out on his feet in the ninth, see Huck batter Ola against the ropes in the 12th) and his…

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