The weights are in for Saturday's big doubleheader. Marco Huck - who weighed 199.5-pounds - will battle with Mairis Briedis - who also weighed 199.5-pounds - for the vacant WBC cruiserweight world title.
Also on the card, Christina Hammer - who weighed 158.73-pounds - takes on Maria Lindbergh, who was 154.32-pounds.
The decision of the World Boxing Council to sanction Huck vs. Briedis, on April 1st in Dortmund, Germany, for the vacant WBC cruiserweight championship of the world, was officially announced at the final press conference earlier this week.
“From my childhood it was a dream for me to fight for the green belt of the WBC," Marco Huck said. “Now this dream comes true. It is a maximum motivation for me.”
Hard hitting opponent Mairis Briedis (21 wins, 18 K)`s) says that the status of the fight makes not a big difference for him.
“Of course it is a honour to fight for the WBC belt, but it will be the same Marco Huck in ring like before. I prepared very well and really seriously, of course. I fight with a warrior and that means everything can happen. I have no plan for a knockout but I want to fight with a lot of tactical discipline.”
Huck is the IBO champion of the world and he wants more.
“My opponent is strong. I know this. But I am stronger. If I wouldn´t believe in this I would be in the wrong place. And of course – I always want to win by knockout!”
32-year-old Huck dominated the 200-pound division from 2009 to 2015, making a division-record tying 13 defences before his shock knockout loss to Poland's Krzysztof Glowacki.
Huck, however, is looking to regain his spot at the top of the division as he takes on the highly-touted Latvian Breidis, who was the mandatory challenger to face Liverpool’s Tony Bellew before his move up to heavyweight to take on David Haye.
Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “This is a very exciting fight and one that in all likelihood will produce an explosive finish. Both men are serious punchers and if one of their bombs land it’s going to be an early night. BoxNation subscribers will be in for a treat when these two hard-hitters get into the ring on April 1st exclusively live on BoxNation.”