Marco Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) extends contract with Team Sauerland until the end of 2014. Thereby the WBO Cruiserweight Champion, who already defended his title ten times, wants to set a positive sign for the future. “I’m glad that Team Sauerland, myself have come to an agreement,” said the 28-year-old titleholder. “Thus far, our partnership has been very successful and I want it to continue it that way. Now everyone has clarity.” Huck’s brother Kenan Hukic adds: “I’m sure that my brother will return the confidence Team Sauerland has set in him with this decision.”
The contract includes at least six more fights of the Cruiserweight Champion under the promotional banner of Team Sauerland. In Huck’s very next fight, he will try to end his trilogy against Ola Afolabi on a positive mark. Huck beat Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) in December of 2009 and their second meeting inside the ring ended in a draw in May of last year.
Chris Meyer, managing director of Sauerland Event: “At the moment we have to wait as Don King won the purse bid but couldn’t deliver the fight. The WBO will soon clarify the situation. If we should be awarded the right to stage Huck vs. Afolabi III, we will let the public know. We are hoping to stage this World Championship Bout in the first half of 2013!!