Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Huck-Fragomeni: Wegner Expects a Tough Battle

On April 2, Marco “Captain” Huck (31-1, 23 KOs) will return to the place where he celebrated the biggest success of his career. The 26-year-old will defend his WBO Cruiserweight Title at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany, taking on former WBC champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (27-3-1, 11 KOs). Back in August 2009, Huck wore down then-champion Victor Emilio Ramirez to clinch the WBO title. “I look forward to returning to Halle,” said Huck. “I have very special memories of the Gerry Weber Stadium. I will never forget the day I became world champion. The crowd was fantastic and I will put on another spectacular show on April 2.”

It will be a special homecoming for Huck, who now resides in Berlin but grew up in Bielefeld, just ten miles away from the venue. “I have a lot of fans in my old home city and I will make them happy,” he stated. Huck has already defended his title five times.

His coach Ulli Wegner expects another tough test. “Fragomeni is always on the front foot and makes a lot of pressure,” the eight-time German-coach-of-the-year said. “He will not give Marco a moment to rest. Once again, it will be a hard challenge but I am confident that Marco will leave the ring as the winner.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by makeMeSushiRoll on 02-14-2011

The only way to take away Huck's belt is knock him into the hospital, there is no way to get a decision against him... Lebedev should have the belt, I think he won quite comfortably...

Comment by giacomino on 02-14-2011

Absolutely classic Huck defense. Fragomeni is 41, got slaughtered by Wlodarczyk last year and hasn't won a meaningful fight in at least a couple of years. What, is Swamp Donkey not available for a rematch? I actually like Huck a…

Comment by southpaw_07 on 02-14-2011

Nice defense, against a shot 41 year old. How on earth is WBO accepting this title defense?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Keith Thurman - Twenty-Two Months Later Jacobs: I'll Beat Canelo - I'm Faster, Taller, More Range Than GGG Don King Fears For Joe Joyce: Heaven Help Him With Stiverne WBC Prez: Pacquiao Was Not 100%, Floyd Rematch Will Be Huge Badou Jack Clarifies Trainer's "Mike Tyson" Corner Instructions Photos: Jaime Munguia, Takeshi Inoue - Face To Face at Workouts Photos: Tug Nyambayar, Claudio Marrero, Colbert - Workouts Photos: Adam Kownacki, Gerald Washington - Putting in Work Photos: Keith Thurman, Josesito Lopez - Open Workouts Pedro Moreno vs. Ramon Mascarena Tops New Blood Card Stiverne: Joe Joyce? I'll Knock Him Out, Then I'll KO Joshua! Pacquiao-Broner Show Tracking Toward 400,000 PPV Buys Thurman Admits Past Hand Injury Will Require More Monitoring Anthony Joshua's Opponent Could Be Determined This Week Warrington-Galahad Purse Bid Postponed To February 5 Photos: Liam Smith, Sam Eggington - Go Face To Face in Liverpool Oleksandr Usyk To Return in Mid-May In U.S. As A Heavyweight Michael Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez on March 17, ESPN+ Joe Joyce Promises Pain: Bermane Stiverne Disrespected Me! Josesito Lopez: I Know People Are Overlooking Me vs. Thurman Badou Jack Eager For Browne Rematch Once Cleared For Return Arum: Wilder-Fury Needed a Promoter and a Megaphone Amir Khan: Terence Crawford Is A Better Legacy Fight Than Brook Frank Warren on Wilder-Fury II, Frampton's Future, Warrington Lyon Woodstock Takes a Swipe at British Champ Sam Bowen Carlos Takam Feels Time is Right For Dereck Chisora Rematch Roach: Pacquiao, With Two Hands, Does Much Better With Floyd Reymart Gaballo, Romero Duno Get Opponents For February 9 Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed Brian Ceballo Staying Level-Headed, Taking Things Step By Step Ellerbe: Pacquiao Has Many Options at 147 - But Not Mayweather David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit Pacquiao vs. Broner Replay: January 26th on Showtime Harrison-Charlo Rematch Ordered, New Final Eliminator Too
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement