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Huck in 2008
|Real name||Muamer Hukić|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Reach||195 cm (77 in)|
11 November 1984 |
|Wins by KO||26|
Marco Huck (born Muamer Hukić; 11 November 1984) is a German professional boxer known for his aggressive style and punching power. He is a former WBO cruiserweight champion, having made thirteen consecutive successful defenses of the title, which is a division record shared with Johnny Nelson. Huck is a Bosniak born in Serbia, who moved to Germany at a young age and has since become a naturalized citizen.
Muamer started Taekwondo and Kickboxing at the age of ten. As an amateur kickboxer, he won a gold medal at the W.A.K.O European championships in 2002 and 2003. He then decided to switch to boxing, having participated in the sport since he was 15.
Huck has notable victories over opponents such as Michael Simms, Claudio Rîşco, Pietro Aurino and Vadim Tokarev. Huck challenged Steve Cunningham on December 29, 2007 for his first world title, the IBF Cruiserweight title. After eleven hard fought and exhausting rounds, the twelfth begun; Cunningham was landing hard shots as Huck kept moving forward. Following a rough clinch between the two, Cunningham landed a vicious straight right counter, the fighters clinched and Huck fell. Once he was back on his feet, Huck walked back against the ropes signalling that the shot had hurt him and Cunningham went straight in for the attack. For the remainder of the round, Cunningham chased his German counterpart across the ring hitting him with a barrage of hard shots which ended when Huck's corner threw in the towel and ended the beating.
After the loss to Cunningham, Huck won six straight fights by knockout. On March 13, 2010, Huck won the WBO Cruiserweight title from Victor Emilio Ramírez by unanimous decision. After a string of defenses, Huck challenged Alexander Povetkin for the WBA Heavyweight title on February 25, 2012. It was a close and painful fight, Povetkin looked physically exhausted as him team urged him from his corner while Huck was in good condition for most of the fight. Povetkin was awarded a somewhat controversial Majority Decision in the end.
Following further defenses of his title, Huck matched the record for most consecutive world title defenses at Cruiserweight, held by Johnny Nelson, when he successfully retained the WBO Cruiserweight title against Mirko Larghetti on August 30, 2014, his thirteenth successful consecutive title defense. Huck was due to make history against Krzysztof Głowacki, as it was to be his fourteenth defense, a new record. The bout took place on August 14, 2015 in Huck's American debut on Premier Boxing Champions. Głowacki came out extremely aggressive and was effective early, going as far as to rock Huck in the opening round. As the rounds went on, Huck took control and in the sixth, he dropped his Polish counterpart with a huge left hand, Głowacki staggered to his feet and as the ref allowed the fight to continue, Huck came in to finish and Głowacki threw back everything he had, rocking Huck in the process and keeping him from ending the bout. The fight continued, and it was becoming more and more clear that Huck was taking control, he hit Głowacki with a huge punch in the tenth but his opponent survived. Coming into the eleventh round Huck was ahead on all three scorecards, he out-boxed the now desperate Głowacki for most of the round. Until after throwing a barrage of shots, Huck moved back with his hands down and Głowacki threw a vicious left-right combination and Huck tumbled back. He got back up on rubbery legs, and as the ref allowed the bout to continue, Głowacki rushed in and threw everything at Huck while he lay on the ropes, he took two huge right hands as he dropped down against the ropes, just as the referee came in and waved off the bout. Huck lost his WBO Cruiserweight title and failed to break the record.
- 2009–15 WBO Cruiserweight Champion (13 title defenses)
- 2008–09 European Cruiserweight Champion (3 title defenses)
- 2007 IBF Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Champion
- 2006–07 European Union Cruiserweight Champion (1 title defence)
- 2003 W.A.K.O. World Championships 2003 in Paris, France −86 kg (Full-Contact)
- 2002 W.A.K.O. European Championships in Jesolo, Italy −86 kg (Full-Contact)
|42 fights, 38 wins (26 knockouts), 3 losses (2 knockouts), 1 draw|
|N/A||N/A||Ola Afolabi||N/A||- (12)||2016-02-27||Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen||For IBO cruiserweight title|
|Loss||38–3–1||Krzysztof Głowacki||KO||11 (12), 2:39||2015-08-14||Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey||Lost WBO cruiserweight title|
|Win||38–2–1||Mirko Larghetti||UD||12||2014-08-30||Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Retained WBO cruiserweight title|
|Win||37–2–1||Firat Arslan||TKO||6 (12), 1:56||2014-01-25||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg|
|Win||36–2–1||Ola Afolabi||MD||12||2013-06-08||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin|
|Win||35–2–1||Firat Arslan||UD||12||2012-11-03||Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen|
|Draw||34–2–1||Ola Afolabi||MD||12||2012-05-05||Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia|
|Loss||34–2||Alexander Povetkin||MD||12||2012-02-25||Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg||For WBA (Regular) heavyweight title|
|Win||34–1||Rogelio Omar Rossi||KO||6 (12), 1:09||2011-10-22||Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg||Retained WBO cruiserweight title|
|Win||33–1||Hugo Garay||TKO||10 (12), 1:10||2011-07-16||Olympia-Eissportzentrum, Munich, Bayern|
|Win||32–1||Ran Nakash||UD||12||2011-04-02||Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen|
|Win||31–1||Denis Lebedev||SD||12||2010-12-18||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin|
|Win||30–1||Matt Godfrey||TKO||5 (12), 2:18||2010-08-21||Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia|
|Win||29–1||Brian Minto||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||2010-05-01||Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen|
|Win||28–1||Adam Richards||KO||3 (12), 2:30||2010-03-13||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin|
|Win||27–1||Ola Afolabi||UD||12||2009-12-05||Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg|
|Win||26–1||Victor Emilio Ramírez||UD||12||2009-08-29||Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Won WBO cruiserweight title|
|Win||25–1||Vitaliy Rusal||TKO||5 (12), 2:58||2009-05-09||Jako Arena, Bamberg, Bayern||Retained European cruiserweight title|
|Win||24–1||Geoffrey Battelo||TKO||3 (12), 2:57||2009-01-24||Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Sachsen|
|Win||23–1||Fabio Tuiach||TKO||2 (12), 2:22||2008-10-25||Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen|
|Win||22–1||Jean Marc Monrose||TKO||12 (12), 1:17||2008-09-20||Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen||Won European cruiserweight title|
|Win||21–1||Frantisek Kasanic||TKO||9 (12), 2:52||2008-05-17||Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Bayern||Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight title|
|Win||20–1||Leon Nzama||TKO||5 (8), 1:06||2008-04-12||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern|
|Loss||19–1||Steve Cunningham||TKO||12 (12)||2007-12-29||Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen||For IBF cruiserweight title|
|Win||19–0||Vadim Tokarev||UD||12||2007-05-26||Jako Arena, Bamberg, Bayern||IBF cruiserweight title eliminator|
|Win||18–0||Ismail Abdoul||UD||12||2007-01-20||St. Jakob Halle, Basel||Retained European Union cruiserweight title|
|Win||17–0||Pietro Aurino||TKO||2 (12)||2006-12-16||BigBox, Kempten, Bayern||Won European Union cruiserweight title|
|Win||16–0||Rachid El Hadak||KO||8 (8), 2:24||2006-09-23||Rittal Arena Wetzlar, Wetzlar, Hessen|
|Win||15–0||Nuri Seferi||UD||10||2006-06-03||TUI Arena, Hannover, Niedersachsen|
|Win||14–0||Lee Swaby||RTD||6 (8), 3:00||2006-03-04||EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen|
|Win||13–0||Claudio Rîşco||KO||7 (8), 2:15||2006-01-28||Tempodrom, Kreuzberg, Berlin|
|Win||12–0||Michael Simms||UD||8||2005-12-17||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin|
|Win||11–0||Ruediger May||UD||10||2005-09-03||International Congress Center, Charlottenburg, Berlin|
|Win||10–0||Leri Okhanashvili||TKO||2 (8), 2:19||2005-07-02||Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen|
|Win||9–0||Tipton Walker||TKO||2 (8), 1:50||2005-06-11||BigBox, Kempten, Bayern|
|Win||8–0||Stefan Kusnier||KO||1 (6)||2005-05-21||Hala sportowa MGOKSiR, Zdzieszowice|
|Win||7–0||Muhammed Ali Durmaz||TKO||4 (6)||2005-04-23||Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen|
|Win||6–0||Aleksandrs Borhovs||TKO||4 (6)||2005-03-12||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Sachsen|
|Win||5–0||Ervin Slonka||TKO||4 (6), 1:23||2005-01-15||Boxtempel, Weissensee, Berlin|
|Win||4–0||Tomas Mrazek||TKO||3 (6)||2004-12-18||Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Bayern|
|Win||3–0||Wlodek Kopec||TKO||1 (4), 2:26||2004-12-04||Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln, Berlin|
|Win||2–0||Pavel Zima||TKO||1 (4), 1:48||2004-11-20||BigBox, Kempten, Bayern|
|Win||1–0||Pavel Cirok||TKO||1 (4)||2004-11-07||Rockfabrik, Nuremberg, Bayern||Professional debut|
- Professional boxing record for Marco Huck from BoxRec. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- "Q & A With German Cruiser Marco Huck (Info on early career/kickboxing)". www.eastsideboxing.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
- "Marco Huck keeps cruiserweight belt". Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- "Krzysztof Glowacki ends Marco Huck's title reign". Retrieved 15 August 2015.
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