By Ruslan Chikov
Newly crowned European cruiserweight champion Alexander Alekseev (23-2, 20KOs) doesn't see any possible way for fellow cruiser Marco Huck to defeat WBA "regular" heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin on February 25th in Germany. Huck, the WBO champion at cruiser, moves up in weight. The only reason this fight is taking place, in the opinion of Alekseev, is because it presents Huck with the opportunity to take a direct road to a world title shot.
"I do not see any chance for Huck in this battle. If Alexander comes to fight in good shape, then Huck will have no chance at all. Huck has always behaved in the ring like a hurricane, but in a fight with Povetkin, this will not work. I think the fight with Povetkin was the only opportunity For Huck to immediately meet with the world champion [at heavyweight] and he decided to use [this opportunity]," Alekseev told Russian Life.