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Sauerland: Povetkin-Rahman is Next, Not Huck Rematch

By Per Ake Persson

Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany - After such a great fight, many fans are demanding an immediate rematch. In a heavyweight war, WBA "regular" champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) retained his title with a very tough majority decision over WBO cruiserweight king Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs). Povetkin dominated early, but Huck returned fire in the later rounds to stagger the WBA champion several times.

The scores of 114-114, 116-113 and 116-112 are being called controversial by some observers, who saw Huck as the winner.

And while Huck is demanding a rematch, the fight won't happen - at least for now.

According to Chris Meyer, CEO for Sauerland Event, Povetkin is now obligated to make a mandatory defense against former WBC champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41KOs).

"Povetkin has to do his mandatory against Hasim Rahman first. We can't get around it," said Meyer to BoxingScene.com.

In the next few weeks, Huck will make a final decision on whether or not he plans to return to cruiser or remain at heavyweight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 02-27-2012

By James Slater - Former WBO cruiserweight ruler Marco Huck still strongly believes he beat Alexander Povetkin this past Saturday night in Germany. Huck not only feels he beat the defending “regular” WBA heavyweight titlist, he claims he beat him…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11825846]Huck was a heavyweight contender? Thank you for making my point. When a cruiserweight with no heavyweight fights is considered a top contender...the division sucks.[/QUOTE] In fairness to the heavyweight division this happens in every division, case in point how…

Comment by Silencers on 02-27-2012

This might be a good fight for Povetkin to get his confidence back, plus it'll give him a but more time to work with his new trainer.

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11826970]Antics aside, he's one of the better heavyweights today in my opinion. A few weeks ago I was harping on his inexperience. And while he still has much to learn he has proven he is a capable contender. Povetkin would…

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-27-2012

talk of scrapping the bottom of the barrel...all Rahman's done the past few years is b boring & overwt...

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