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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