Cunningham: Marco Huck Was Sheltered and Overrated

by David P. Greisman

Steve Cunningham only saw the last two rounds of Marco Huck’s knockout loss to Krzysztof Glowacki earlier this month — after all, Cunningham was fighting Antonio Tarver in the main event on the same card in Newark, New Jersey, and had been getting ready for his own bout.

But he saw Huck’s demise coming.

Cunningham was quite familiar with Huck, having stopped him back in late 2007 when Cunningham was toward the beginning of his first cruiserweight title reign and Huck was still two years away from winning a belt of his own.

“He does burn himself out,” Cunningham said. “Glowacki just capitalized on him.”

While Huck has earned respect from some boxing fans as he held and defended a world title from August 2009 to August 2015, Cunningham said his views differed.

“Marco Huck, to me when he was with Sauerland Events, he was a sheltered fighter, he was a sheltered champion,” Cunningham said. “Every time he stepped up it was a close fight that he should’ve lost — against [Ola] Afolabi, against [Firat] Arslan and against [Denis] Lebedev. They protected their guy. That was his 14th defense. Those other fights, they were guys that shouldn’t have even been challenging for a title. I thought Marco Huck was overrated. But fighting a guy like Glowacki, this guy was meant to be there, and he showed it.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GGGKovaBeast on 08-26-2015

Nothing but the truth.

Comment by The Hammer on 08-26-2015

[QUOTE=SilverMiles;15991379]Cunningham sounds like a jack ass here. First off Marco Huck is his best win, second his fight with Huck was a war and very competive, and last how the hell hrs going to call all the fights Huck fought…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 08-26-2015

Always thought Huck would beat Cunningham bad in a rematch.

Comment by [email protected] on 08-25-2015

[QUOTE=Juof;15991240]Andrew tabiti looks like hes gunna clean up the cruiserweight division[/QUOTE] It reminds me of when Eddie Chambers was supposed to take over, starting by beating up the "midget" M'chunu and then he lost a 120-108 decision.

Comment by [email protected] on 08-25-2015

[QUOTE=Ray Corso;15991054]Just another protected home cooker exposed when he leaves home to fight a warm body. [/QUOTE] He lost by ko against another "protected euro-bum", what does home cooking have to do with this? I mean it's not like when…

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