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Marco Huck To Retain His WBO Title With Povetkin Bout

By Alexander Pavlov

A few boxers were disapointed to learn that Marco Huck will retain his WBO cruiserweight championship. A few fighters, like mandatory challenger Ola Afolabi, thought Huck was going to vacate the belt or the WBO would possibly strip him of the title. On February 25th in Germany, Huck is moving up in weight to challenge Alexander Povetkin for the WBA's "regular" heavyweight championship. 

"Huck came to us requesting the retention of his champion belt, despite the conduct of the fight in another weight division. We want to meet him. In this case, within ten days after the fight with Povetkin, Huck must decide whether he would continue his career at heavyweight or re-enter cruiserweight," the World Boxing Organization said in a statement.

Alexander Pavlov covers boxing for sportbox.ru.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by warp1432 on 01-22-2012

The ring made a mistake then. They vacated Huck's #1 spot so that cunningham hernandez II could be for the ring title. If Huck is already planning to go back down to Cruiser, then they made a mistake.

Comment by woo9115 on 01-22-2012

It's frustrating that these so-called sanctioning bodies will allow a boxer to keep his title when instead of defending it in its weightclass; the titlist decides to fight in another weightclass in purse of another title. We saw that with…

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