Huck vs Afolabi
Weights from Berlin, Germany
Ola Afolabi (Great Britain): 89.8 kg / 197.97 lbs
Marco Huck (Germany): 90.1 kg / 198.63 lbs
Dariusz Sek (Poland): 78.7 kg / 173.50 lbs
Robert Woge (Germany): 78.5 kg / 173.06 lbs
David Sarabia (Spain): 76.9 kg / 169.53 lbs
Tyron Zeuge (Germany): 77.1 kg / 169.97 lbs
Richard Vidal (Uruguay): 78.3 kg / 172.62 lbs
Eduard Gutknecht (Germany): 79.2 kg / 174.60 lbs
Armin Dollinger (Germany): 81.0 kg / 178.57 lbs
Enrico Kölling (Germany): 80.7 kg / 177.91 lbs Continue reading
WBO World Champion Marco Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) and his challenger Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) have already entered fight mode. During Wednesday´s press conference, three days before the top-notch cruiserweights square off inside the ring, they got involved into a verbal altercation.
28-year-old Huck accused his opponent of provoking him on purpose. “He is just trying to rattle my cage and is hoping that it will cause me to make mistakes,” said the prodigy of coach Ulli Wegner. “But he is fighting a losing battle. I am the champion and I will still be the champion after the fight. I will give him my answers inside the ring.” And the German was not done yet. “I proved before that I can beat him. But he cannot beat me. I know that I am better than he is. I also have a better fan base behind me, who will be celebrating another victory with me after I am done with that guy.” Continue reading
Marco Huck and Ola Afolabi will battle for the third time this Saturday, June 8 from the Max-Schmeling Halle in Berlin, Germany. In their last epic war on May 5, 2012, the two warriors battled to a draw in a true Fight of the Year candidate in Erfurt, Germany. Huck was declared the winner by unanimous decision in their initial bout, which took place on December 5, 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Champion and challenger are ready for war on June 8! Saturday night will see Marco Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) take on Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) for the third time. After winning their first matchup and drawing the second, the current WBO Cruiserweight Champion is hoping to close the chapter Afolabi once and for all, when they square off at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany. During today´s public workout both fighters made it clear, that their confidence is sky high ahead of the big fight.
The first one to show off his set of skills was Afolabi. After some rope skipping and hitting the pads with his coach Fritz Sdunek he addressed the media in attendance. “Fritz Sdunek got me into the best shape of my life. So far ahead of every fight, I was either physical or mentally fit. However, this time round, I have hit top form in both aspects. Now, I am the total package!” Sdunek agreed with his prodigy. “Under my guidance, Ola learned the meaning of discipline. That will make the difference come Saturday.“ Continue reading
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, June 8, in the cruiserweight world title fight between the champion Marco Huck and the interim champion Ola Afolabi, to be held at the Max Schmeling Halle in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, in a Sauerland Event presentation.
For this third fight involving Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) against Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs), when Huck will defend for the 12th time his WBO 200 pounds belt, the referee is Eddie Cotton from United States.
Meanwhile, the judges for the Huck-Afolabi bout will be John Madfis from United States, Deon Dwarte from South Africa and Lahcen Oumghar from The Netherlands. Continue reading
By Joseph Herron – With the prospect of Denis Lebedev defending his WBA Cruiserweight title against former Heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Eddie Chambers in 2013, many fight scribes and boxing fans alike have been pondering the possibility of potential opponents for WBO Champion Marco Huck.
Trainer Abel Sanchez recently visited “The Pugilist KOrner” and made an intriguing declaration concerning the hard punching German based title holder.
“My fighter, Ola Afolabi, will be facing Marco Huck for a third time on March 2nd in Germany,” insists Big Bear Lake based fight trainer. “I just spoke with Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions and he stated that the deal is 99.9% completed.”
Seven months ago, the two powerful Cruisers met in the ring for a second time and treated the fight fans in attendance to an entertaining slugfest and fight of the year candidate. Because the competitive sequel ended with an inconclusive majority draw verdict, most die-hard fight fans have been clamoring for third pairing between Huck and Afolabi.
Abel Sanchez is hoping that a third fight will indeed be the charm for Ola Afolabi.
“Both previous fights were very competitive and entertaining. So it just makes sense to do it again. The first bout resulted in a very close win for Huck, and the second was an entertaining majority draw. So hopefully the third bout will finally end in my fighter’s favor.”