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Marco Huck To Face Marc Monrose on September 20

Marco “Captain” Huck (21-1, 16 KOs) will take on European cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Monrose (24-1, 15 KOs) in his hometown of Bielefeld on September 20. It will be a special fight for the 23-year-old who returns to the place where he almost celebrated the biggest success of his career. Back in December 2007, IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham handed Huck the first defeat of his career. “The support of my home fans was phenomenal,” Huck said. “This time I will leave the ring victorious. Winning the European title would bring me much closer to a world title fight. And I am really looking forward to returning to Bielefeld. I have to make amends for the Cunningham fight.”

Huck bounced back with two straight wins, including a ninth-round TKO victory over Frantisek Kasanic to clinch the IBF Intercontinental Title. Huck stopped the hard-hitting Slovakian despite suffering a broken jaw in the fourth round. Three days after the fight, he successfully underwent surgery in Berlin. Six screws and one titanium plate were inserted into his jaw. “I don´t have any problems any more,” Huck said. “I have recovered fully and things have been going very good in practice.”

A victory over Monrose would put Huck back in line for a shot at the world title, and coach Ulli Wegner is optimistic his fighter will make the most out of this opportunity. “He has learned his lesson from the Cunningham fight,” Wegner said. “He has given the right answer in practice. He comes closer to fighting to his potential every day. I am sure he will confirm his good shape against Monrose.”

In the co-featured main event, newly-crowed European super-middleweight champion Karo Murat (17-0, 11 KOs) will make his first title defence against Gabriel Campillo (16-1, 6 KOs). “I am looking forward to returning to Bielefeld,” Murat said. Back in December, he stopped Emiliano Cayetano in the seventh round of an entertaining fight. “I will continue where I left it.”

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