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Usyk vs Huck in Berlin on Sept 9 – Tickets on Sale!

Tickets on sale! Usyk and Huck ready for Muhammad Ali Trophy opener in Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin

WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) both confident before the first ever contest of the World Boxing Super Series, the cruiserweight quarter-final at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin on September 9th.

“This is a big fight,” said Marco Huck. “I have had many big fights in my career, so this is nothing new to me. I have won world titles and defended them many times, but the Muhammad Ali Trophy is unique, and I will add it to my collection!”


“Usyk is the so-called favourite, but he will regret that he picked me,” said Huck, who held the WBO title from 2009 to 2015, making thirteen consecutive successful defenses.

Number one seed in the 200lb (90.7 kg) bracket, Usyk, picked the experienced German fighter at the the Draft Gala in Monaco in July.

30-year-old Usyk, who took Gold at heavyweight at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, will have been reigning WBO World Champion for almost a full year when he enters the ring in Berlin.

“The fact that we are fighting in Germany makes me want to win even more,” said Usyk

“I will fight with passion, but I’m not going to reveal how I will beat him. I picked Huck because my fans urged me on social media. Huck was the most famous of the four fighters I could choose. Huck is very experienced and he isn’t scared of anything, so my fans and Huck’s fans will be witnessing a great fight!”

Roberto Dalmiglio, Comosa´s Head of Management Board, is looking forward to the World Boxing Super Series kicking-off on September 9th. “The first fight of the tournament will be staged in one of the most famous and influential cities in Europe in one of the most important boxing markets. Two great champions and the first glimpse of one of the favourites – in such renowned venue. The experience and the quality of Huck will offer a top fight of unprecedented quality delivered by the World Boxing Super Series.”

Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland is predicting an exciting bout in Berlin. “I believe that the fans in are in for an electrifying opener to the World Boxing Super Series and 8 consecutive weekends of action. I genuinely felt electricity between the pair, I think Huck really wanted Usyk to pick him and the way they faced off on the stage in Monaco it was a sign of things to come. I’m not sure the judges will be needed in this one.”

Tickets are on sale now priced €25, €35, €40, €60, €75, €125 & €275 from Stubhub.de and Eventim.de

Usyk faces Huck in Muhammad Ali Trophy opener in Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin

The first contest of the World Boxing Super Series will be the cruiserweight quarter-final between WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin on September 9th.

Number one seed in the 200lb (90.7 kg) bracket, Usyk, picked the experienced German fighter to be the third defence of his title at the Draft Gala in Monaco earlier this month.

The pair fittingly meet in the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin. A venue named after the famous German Hall of Fame boxer who is fondly remembered for his rivalry with the legendary Joe Louis.

30-year-old Usyk, who took Gold at heavyweight at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, will have been reigning WBO World Champion for almost a full year when he enters the ring in Berlin having won the belt in Gdansk last September. That time the Ukrainian beat the incumbent, Krzysztof Glowacki, by unanimous decision, handing the Polish fighter his first defeat as a professional.

The 6’3” (190.5cm) southpaw has since defended his belt twice, both times in America, knocking-out Thabiso Mchunu in December and winning a unanimous decision against Michael Hunter, another unbeaten fighter, 3 months ago.

“I can’t wait for the start of the tournament,” said Usyk. “I miss the ring and look forward to hearing the opening bell ring again. At the moment I am not thinking of my opponent. I am concentrated on my preparation, I’ve got many things to do in my training camp. If he wishes, he may think about me.”

“I have seen that I am the favourite,” he continued. “I am confident in what I am doing at the moment. Once the first round begins I will start doing my job. I will box with passion and devotion.”

32-year-old Huck, who made his pro debut almost a decade before Usyk, lost last time out against another World Boxing Super Series entrant Mairis Briedis. But he is confident that he can get back to winning ways against the Ukrainian, especially as he fights on home ground.

“I am very excited that I am meeting the so-called favourite for the tournament already in the first fight,” said Huck. “This will definitely be a fight that no fan should miss. I have won world titles and defended them many times, but the Muhammad Ali Trophy is unique, I would love to win it.”

Roberto Dalmiglio, Comosa´s Head of Management Board, is looking forward to the World Boxing Super Series kicking-off on September 9th. “The first fight of the tournament will be staged in one of the most famous and influential cities in Europe in one of the most important boxing markets. Two great champions and the first glimpse of one of the favourites – in such renowned venue. The experience and the quality of Huck will offer a top fight of unprecedented quality delivered by the World Boxing Super Series.”

Comosa’s Chief Boxing Officer, Kalle Sauerland is predicting an exciting bout in Berlin. “I believe that the fans in are in for an electrifying opener to the World Boxing Super Series and 8 consecutive weekends of action. I genuinely felt electricity between the pair, I think Huck really wanted Usyk to pick him and the way they faced off on the stage in Monaco it was a sign of things to come. I’m not sure the judges will be needed in this one.”

Ticket details for the World Boxing Super Series’ quarter-final bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin will be announced shortly.

Sahin-Volau II confirmed for the Usyk-Huck undercard in Berlin September 9

Heavyweights Burak Sahin (11-1, 7 KOs) and Jone Volau (5-2, 2 KOs) will go head-to-head again when the World Boxing Super Series premieres with the quarter-final clash between WBO World Champion Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs) and Marco Huck (40-4-1, 27 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin on September 9th.

“I’m excited – no, excited is really an understatement,” said Volau. “I am overwhelmed at receiving this opportunity to fight on the World Boxing Super Series undercard,” said the 34-year-old British-based Fijian.

26-year-old prospect Sahin, from Berlin, suffered a shocking first career stoppage when Volau overpowered him in the third round of their first fight in June in Hessen, Germany.

“I executed my game plan perfectly in the first fight against Sahin,” said Volau. “My big body shots really softened him up which made him lower his hands, which created an opening for my massive left hook.”

Volau aims to cause a stir in Germany again. This time at the Max-Schmeling-Halle, a venue named after the famous German Hall of Fame boxer who is fondly remembered for his rivalry with Joe Louis, the legendary heavyweight from whom Volau got his nickname ‘The Brown Bomber’.

“Anything can happen in heavyweight boxing, but I’m coming back to Germany to beat Sahin again!”

Burak Sahin is however keen to add a victory to the story of the showdowns between him and Volau.

“I was devastated to lose the first fight and suffer my first ever professional defeat,” said German Sahin. “But these things happen in boxing and I will come back stronger and a as better boxer in Berlin!”

Also on the undercard will the highly rated German super middleweight prospect Denis Radovan (5-0, 2 KOs). Trained by WBSS super middleweight contender Juergen Braehmer, Radovan has made an impressive start to his professional career winning all five of his contests.

The 24-year old, from Cologne, takes on his toughest opponent to date in France’s Yann Binanga Aboghe (6-1-1) in a 6-round contest.

Tickets are on sale now priced €25, €35, €40, €60, €75, €125 & €275 from Stubhub.de and Eventim.de