Official results from the Weigh in from Dortmund, Germany, for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world:
Marco Huck – 90,5 kg – 199,5 lb
Mairis Briedis – 90,5 kg – 199,5 lb
Christina Hammer – 72,0 kg – 158,73 lb
Maria Lindbergh – 70,0 kg – 154,32 lb
Two days before showdown in Dortmund, Germany, the main fighters Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis and Christina Hammer were presented to public for the last time at a training session.
The ring was situated in Fans world of the famous football club Borussia Dortmund, directly near the stadium Signal Iduna Park, which is with 80.000 spectators the biggest stadium in Germany.
Surprising visit in the beginning of the training session. Borussia goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller wanted to see the champions. “I´m a big boxing fan”, the former German national keeper said, “whenever it´s possible I try to see boxing live. I believe in Marco and Christina at Saturday night!”
Hucks opponent Mairis Briedis is unbeaten in 21 fights (18 K.o.´s). The athlete from Latvian capital Riga showed himself in very a good condition. “I´m well prepared, I worked hard,, anything else we´ll see on Saturday. The chances are fifty-fifty.”
IBO cruiserweight champion of the world Marco Huck also was good in shape. He showed hard hits in the workout with trainer Oktay Urkal and the audience was deeply impressed. “Physically I´m in the best condition ever”, the champion said. And because of my special diet I have no problems with the weight. Now I want to go into the ring and cannot wait until Saturday. It´s time to fight!”
For WBC and WBO champion Christina Hammer it will be a very special evening. The unbeaten fighter from Dortmund has a real home match in the arena Westfalenhalle. “A dream comes true”, Jammer was happy. “I will do everything not to disappoint my fans!”
Great honor for Huck Sports Promotion
One day before the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world with Marco Huck and Mairis Briedis in Dortmund, Germany, the promoter of the fight gets a great honor.
Kenan Hukic, CEO of Huck Sports Promotion (HSP) received the “Certificate of Excellence” of the World Boxing Council from the WBC Vice President Bob F. Logist for the promotion of the Huck – Briedis fight at April 1st in the famous Arena Westfalenhalle.
“With this award we pay tribute to promoters who are responsible for very high-class boxing fights in our council”, the Belgian vice president said. “And the fight of the WBC number one rated Mairis Briedis and number two Marco Huck is such a bout! The Certificate of Excellence is a special award – the last I gave to Osca de la Hoya last year.”
“Of course it is a great honor for me and our team to stay in a row with a boxing legend like Oscar de la Hoya”, CEO Kenan Hukic said. “We are very happy about this exciting award! At the same moment it is a big motivation for me and my young team to continue hard and serious working. We are sure that the bout in Dortmund will be a success for the fans, TV spectators, our TV partner RTL and the WBC!”
WBC on Bellew, Huck, Briedis Situation
Tony Bellew conquered the WBC vacant cruiserweight championship on May 29, 2016 by knocking out number 1 contender Ilunga Makabu in three rounds in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Mandatory contender Mairis Briedis reached a step aside agreement with Bellew to allow him a voluntary defense vs. B. J. Flores on October 15, 2016.
During the 54 WBC Annual Convention in Hollywood, Florida, Tony Bellew requested special permission on the rule 3.87 to participate in a WBC Special Event in the heavyweight division, which the WBC unanimously voted in favor and ordered an interim championship fight between Mairis Briedis and Marco Huck, as well as a final elimination bout between Kudryashov and Durodola.
Our proud champion knocked out highly regarded heavyweight David Haye on March 4, 2017.
Tony Bellew has become a major attraction in the heavyweight division and is at this moment uncertain of his next steps following his life changing victory.
Tony Bellew has expressed his absolute honor and pride to be the WBC cruiserweight champion of the world and has represented the WBC in the best way possible during his reigning as a champion.
This scenario might keep him from defending his cruiserweight title in some time, reason for which the WBC Board of Governors unanimously voted to designate Anthony Bellew as Emeritus Champion of the World, which grants him the right to fight for the cruiserweight championship at any given time with full support from the WBC while maintaining his rights as world champion.
The Emeritus Champion designation is a privilege, which has been successfully used by some of the great champions of the history of our organization including Vitali Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Erik Morales and other greats.
The WBC hereby confirms that the fight between Mairis Briedis and Marco Huck that will take place this coming April 1st in Germany, will be for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world and the winner will abide by the ruling of the WBC Board regarding the mandatory defenses.