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Huck vs. Afolabi 4 Update: Trainer Switch, Officials Set, More

By Per Ake Persson

Huck Sports Promotion features super welterweight Besar Nimani (20-1 from nearby Bielefeld) will be featured in third tier slot to Marco Huck's fourth bout against IBO cruiserweight champion Ola Afolabi. Women's unified champion Cecilia Braekhus is in the co-feature vs. Namus.

The card takes place this Saturday, February 27, at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle / Westfalen.

Nimani takes on Chris Herrmann (21-9) in a scheduled eight-rounder.

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Also as part of the card, super middleweight and reigning German champ Dominik Britsch (31-3) is in against Slavisa Simeunovic (18-13) and Semir Bajorvic (14-3) squares off against Argentinian Ricardo Marcello Ramallo (20-9) also at 168. Both fights are scheduled for eight.

As for Marco Huck himself, it was recently reported that he had sacked head coach Konny Mittermeier a week ago and assistant coach Verol Vekiloglu will be in charge in the corner. In the loss against Krzystof Glowacki last August, Huck was trained by Don House.

 The officials assigned to Afolabi´s defense of the IBO title are referee Jack Reiss and judges Glenn Feldman, Guillermo Perez Pineda and Matteo Montell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slowhand on 02-25-2016

[QUOTE=Zangief.;16492440]What in ****s name lol changing a trainer so close to a big fight? This fight might be a lot closer than ever before maybe worth a bet on Ola.[/QUOTE] Already done that, odds were pretty good a few weeks…

Comment by Chrismart on 02-24-2016

A strange turn of events. I'm looking forward to this fight. I enjoyed their previous fight and am a fan of both guys.

Comment by gee73 on 02-24-2016

[QUOTE=Zangief.;16492440]What in ****s name lol changing a trainer so close to a big fight? This fight might be a lot closer than ever before maybe worth a bet on Ola.[/QUOTE] Vekiloglu was like a co-trainer during the camp. Huck had…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 02-24-2016

Hope Afolabi gets the win! A 2 time interim cruiserweight title holder and current IBO cruiserweight champion, has grinded hard his whole career.

Comment by OctoberRed on 02-24-2016

WTF! Not sure I recall a fighter making a switch like this in such an important fight around the corner.

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