Marco Huck-Dmytro Kucher on November 19 in Germany

By Vadim Pushkin

IBO world cruiserweight champion Marco Huck has just about finalized his next opponent.

Huck, who is practically a promotional free agent, will return to the ring on the 19th of November at the TUI-Arena in  Hanover, Germany against very dangerous Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher, who holds the European championship.

Originally Huck was scheduled to defend his belt against British contender Ovill McKenzie in Frankfurt / Main on September 24th. But a few days before the fight the challenger fell ill and withdrew from  fight.


Huck suffered a shock defeat last August, when he was knocked out in the eleventh round by Krzysztof Glowacki in one of the better fights of the year. He bounced back in style, when he came back this past February and knocked out Ola Afolabi in the tenth round of their fourth and final fight.

Huck is looking to get back in the mix as the cruiserweight division is very hot right now with a lot of big money fights for him, like champions Tony Bellew and Oleksandr Usyk.

Kucher (24-1-1, 18KOs) was last in the ring back in June, when he knocked out Enzo Maccarinelli in the first round to capture the vacant EBU championship. His only career loss came at the hands of Ilunga Makabu back in July of 2013 by way of majority decision.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingFan85 on 10-17-2016

Good to see Huck fight again this year.. Hope he gets back in the mix and fight Usyk & Lebedev next year..

Comment by OctoberRed on 10-17-2016

Very good fight.

Comment by giacomino on 10-17-2016

Good to have Huck back. Much better opponent than the clown Bellew just "defended" his alphabet belt against.

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