Marco Huck

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Marco Huck
Marco Huck 2008.jpg
Huck in 2008
Statistics
Real name Muamer Hukić
Nickname(s) Käpt'n ("Captain")
Weight(s)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach 195 cm (77 in)
Nationality German
Born (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 32)
Ugao, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Boxing record
Total fights 46
Wins 40
Wins by KO 27
Losses 5
Draws 1

Muamer Hukić (born 11 November 1984), best known as Marco Huck, is a German professional boxer known for his aggressive style and punching power.[1] He is the second longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 2009 to 2015, making thirteen consecutive successful defenses, which is a division record shared with Johnny Nelson. Huck also held the IBO cruiserweight title from 2016 to 2017, the European cruiserweight title from 2008 to 2009, and has challenged once for the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Huck is an ethnic Bosniak, born in Yugoslavia, who moved to Germany with his family when he was eight years old, since becoming a naturalized citizen.[2][3]

Kickboxing career[edit]

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.

Kickboxing highlights[edit]

Amateur Kickboxing

Professional boxing career[edit]

Cruiserweight[edit]

Early career[edit]

Huck decided to switch to boxing, having participated in the sport since he was 15.[4]

Huck has notable victories over opponents such as Michael Simms, Claudio Rîşco, Pietro Aurino and Vadim Tokarev. Before challenging for his first world title, Huck gained a record of 19 wins with no losses.

Huck vs. Cunningham[edit]

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.[5]

European champion[edit]

Huck won the EBU (European) cruiserweight title in September 2008 after defeating Jean Marc Monrose via a 12th round stoppage win.[6] Huck made three successful defences defeating Fabio Tuiach, Geoffrey Battelo and Vitaliy Rusal, with all coming inside the distance.

Huck vs. Ramirez[edit]

On August 29, 2009 Huck challenged Argentine boxer Victor Emilio Ramirez for his WBO world cruiserweight title at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. On fight night, Huck went the 12 round distance and claimed the WBO title on unanimous decision. The judges score it (116-111 x2 & 115-112) in favor of Huck.[7]

Title defences[edit]

Huck went on to make 8 successful defenses of the title from December 2009 up until October 2011. Notable opponents he defeated included unanimous decisions over Ran Nakash and Ola Afolabi, the latter who he went on to fight a further three times, TKO wins over Matt Godfrey and Brian Minto and a split decision win over future unified world champion Denis Lebedev.

Heavyweight[edit]

Huck vs. Povetkin[edit]

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 with back and forth action. Povetkin looked physically exhausted as him team urged him from his corner while Huck was in good condition for most of the fight and looked like a real heavyweight. Povetkin was awarded a somewhat controversial majority decision in the end. One judge scored it 114-114 and the other two scored it 16-112 and 116-113 for Povetkin.[8][9]

Return to cruiserweight[edit]

Huck vs. Afolabi II[edit]

After failing to capture a heavyweight title, Huck returned to the cruiserweight division. Huck made a ninth successful defence on May 5, 2012 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany against Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs), a rematch to their first match which took place in 2009. The match ended in a majority draw as judge Ingo Barrabas and Paul Thomas had it 114-114 and Zoltan Enyedi scored it 115-113 in Huck's favor.[10]

Huck vs. Arslan[edit]

Huck next defended his title against German boxer Firat Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen on November 3.[11] Huck defeated Arslan via 12 round unanimous decision, after the scores of 115-113, 115-113, 117-111 were read out to boos. Many fans and pundits ringside felt as though Arslan had done enough to win. Arslan's coach Dieter Wittmann commented, "This fight was the biggest scam that I've ever seen. It's a disgrace."[12]

Huck vs. Afolabi III[edit]

Following the controversial ending were Huck defeated Arslan, the WBO made Ola Afolabi as the new mandatory challenger for Huck's WBO title. The fight took place at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin on June 8, 2013. Afolabi had not fought in 13 months, last fighting in the majority draw with Huck in May 2012. The fight went the full 12 round distance with Huck claiming the majority decision thus successfully retaining the title an 11th time. The judges score the fight 117-111, 115-113 & 114-114. Huck gathered an early lead in the fight winning at least 5 of the first 7 rounds, before Afolabi started getting into the fight.[13]

Huck vs. Arslan II[edit]

On January 25, 2014 Huck made a defence fighting Firat Arslan for a second time at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. Huck scored his 26th stoppage victory after he stopped Arslan in round 6. Arslan started off the fight defensively, however after a couple of rounds, Huck found his way through with power shots. Huck dropped Arslan twice in the bout.[14]

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.[15]

Huck vs. Głowacki[edit]

Huck was due to make history against undefeated 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 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey 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.[16]

Huck vs. Afolabi IV[edit]

Huck met Afolabi for a fourth time on February 27, 2016 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Germany.[17] Huck claimed Afolabi's International Boxing Organisation cruiserweight title with the victory after Afolabi failed return for round 11. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight on doctor's advice due to the bad condition of Afolabi's left eye. By round seven Afolabi's left eye was swollen shut. In the Post fight interview, Afolabi stated that he would have continued to fight, but he thanked the officials for protecting him as he was unable to do so.[18]

Huck was scheduled to defend his IBO world title against British boxer Ovill McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KO’s) at the Festhalle Arena in Frankfurt on September 24.[19] On September 20, a week before the fight, McKenzie pulled out of the fight due to illness. It was said that McKenzie had been given medical advice from health professionals. McKenzie later retired.[20][21]

Huck vs. Kucher[edit]

On October 18, it was announced that Huck would be defending his IBO title against Ukrainian boxer Dmytro Kucher (24-1-1, 18 KOs) on November 19 at the TUI Arena in Hanover. Kucher, ranked number 6 by the WBC, was regarded a dangerous first defence, having only lost to world cruiserweight challenger Illunga Makabu. Kucher was coming off an impressive first round knockout off former WBO champion Enzo Maccrinelli in June, also sending him into retirement. Kucher claimed the EBU title by defeating Maccrinelli.[22] Huck retained his IBO title with a 12 round unanimous decision win over Kucher. Huck was pressured throughout the whole 12 rounds with Kucher adopting a southpaw stance and giving Huck problems. Huck hurt Kucher in the 8th round after landing a hard right hand and then attempted to finish him off, but could only throw him on the canvas. After 12 rounds, the judges scored the fight 117-111, 119-109 and 117-111.[23][24]

Huck vs. Briedis[edit]

Due to Tony Bellew fighting David Haye instead of taking on mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis (21-0, 18 KOs), the WBC ordered a match for the interim WBC cruiserweight title between Huck and Briedis, where the winner would earn a fight with Bellew for the full WBC title or possibly elevated to full championship status if Bellew decides to vacate and stay at heavyweight.[25] Negotiations were underway with a venue in Germany being discussed with the fight taking place on April 1, 2017.[26][27] On January 18, Huck Sports Promotion announced the fight will take place at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund.[28] Bellew was named WBC Emeritus Champion on March 28, 2017 meaning the winner between Huck and Briedis would become full world champion.[29] Huck failed to capture the vacant WBC title and lost his IBO title in a one sided 12 round unanimous deicison loss. The first couple of rounds seemed close as there was not much action, from the third round, Briedis installed the jab and controlled the pace of the fight en route to becoming the first Latvian to win a world title. The three judges scorecards read 118-109, 117-110 and 116-111 in favor or Briedis.[30][31] Huck confirmed he would not be retiring despite his fourth career loss. "I’m too young to stop. I’m a true warrior. We’ll get the title back," he said.[32]

World Boxing Super Series[edit]

On June 27, 2017 Huck announced that he would be participating in the World Boxing Super Series 8-man tournament which would start in September 2017. In a press release, Huck said, "I am thrilled to be joining the Champions League of Boxing. In the great history of the sport there has never been a tournament like this. Eight world-class fighters will enter the competition but just one man can prevail. I cannot wait to show the world that I am best of all those strong champions." The draw for the bracket style tournament was set to take place on 8 July 2017 in Monte Carlo.[33][34]

Huck vs. Usyk[edit]

At the Draft Gala, Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs), who was first-seeded, meaning he had the first pick of the tournament, choose to fight Huck in the quarter finals. When Usyk was asked why he chose Huck, he replied that it was because of his fans. Huck, also excited about the fight, said, "This was my wish opponent.” The fight, would be contested for Usyk's WBO cruiserweight title.[35] On July 26, it was announced that the fight would take place at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin on September 9, 2017. This would mark the second time Usyk would fight in Germany in his professional career, having fought their on his third professional bout in April 2014. It would also mark the first fight of the tournament.[36][37][38]

On 6 September, at the final presser, Huck pushed Usyk in the face-off. In regards to the shove, Huck said, “I wanted to show Usyk that he is my hometown and that he should be prepared for the battle of his life on Saturday.” Usyk, who remained professional and calm, replied, “If you want to be a great champion, you have to beat the best and Huck is one of the best. I chose to enter this tournament because it is a path to achieve my dream of unifying all the belts. There’s a prestigious trophy at stake too, the Muhammad Ali Trophy. We were born on the same day and I admire Ali because he is the biggest role model in boxing and I will thank God if I win a trophy with his name on it.”[39] As he was leaving the building, Usyk claimed he would 'bury' Huck.[40]

On fight night, Usyk used his footwork and combination punching to cruise to a TKO win. On top of his dominant performance, Usyk taunted Huck throughout the fight. In round 8, Usyk tripped on Huck's feet and Huck lost a point on the scorecards as he threw a punch at Usyk when the latter was down. Usyk continued to land combinations with little to no response from Huck until referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight in the tenth round. With the win, Usyk progressed to the semi-final stage of the Super Series and is slated to face the winner of the Mairis Briedis-Mike Perez fight. Huck has now suffered back to back defeats for the first time in his career.[41][42]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
46 fights 40 wins 5 losses
By knockout 27 3
By decision 13 2
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
46 Loss 40–5–1 Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk TKO 10 (12), 2:12 9 Sep 2017 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany For WBO cruiserweight title;
World Boxing Super Series: cruiserweight quarter-final
45 Loss 40–4–1 Latvia Mairis Briedis UD 12 1 Apr 2017 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany Lost IBO cruiserweight title;
For vacant WBC cruiserweight title
44 Win 40–3–1 Ukraine Dmytro Kucher UD 12 19 Nov 2016 Germany TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany Retained IBO cruiserweight title
43 Win 39–3–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi RTD 10 (12), 3:00 26 Feb 2016 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Won IBO cruiserweight title
42 Loss 38–3–1 Poland Krzysztof Głowacki KO 11 (12), 2:39 14 Aug 2015 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, US Lost WBO cruiserweight title
41 Win 38–2–1 Italy Mirko Larghetti UD 12 30 Aug 2014 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
40 Win 37–2–1 Germany Firat Arslan TKO 6 (12), 1:56 25 Jan 2014 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
39 Win 36–2–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi MD 12 8 Jun 2013 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
38 Win 35–2–1 Germany Firat Arslan UD 12 3 Nov 2012 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
37 Draw 34–2–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi MD 12 5 May 2012 Germany Messe, Erfurt, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
36 Loss 34–2 Russia Alexander Povetkin MD 12 25 Feb 2012 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany For WBA (Regular) heavyweight title
35 Win 34–1 Argentina Rogelio Omar Rossi KO 6 (12), 1:09 22 Oct 2011 Germany Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
34 Win 33–1 Argentina Hugo Garay TKO 10 (12), 1:10 16 Jul 2011 Germany Olympia Eishalle, Munich, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
33 Win 32–1 Israel Ran Nakash UD 12 2 Apr 2011 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
32 Win 31–1 Russia Denis Lebedev SD 12 18 Dec 2010 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
31 Win 30–1 United States Matt Godfrey TKO 5 (12), 2:18 21 Aug 2010 Germany Messe, Erfurt, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
30 Win 29–1 United States Brian Minto RTD 9 (12), 3:00 1 May 2010 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
29 Win 28–1 United States Adam Richards KO 3 (12), 2:30 13 Mar 2010 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
28 Win 27–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi UD 12 5 Dec 2009 Germany Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
27 Win 26–1 Argentina Victor Emilio Ramírez UD 12 29 Aug 2009 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Won WBO cruiserweight title
26 Win 25–1 Ukraine Vitaliy Rusal TKO 5 (12), 2:58 9 May 2009 Germany Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany Retained European cruiserweight title
25 Win 24–1 Belgium Geoffrey Battelo TKO 3 (12), 2:57 24 Jan 2009 Germany Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Germany Retained European cruiserweight title
24 Win 23–1 Italy Fabio Tuiach TKO 2 (12), 2:22 25 Oct 2008 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany Retained European cruiserweight title
23 Win 22–1 France Jean Marc Monrose TKO 2 (12), 1:17 20 Sep 2008 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany Won European cruiserweight title
22 Win 21–1 Slovenia Frantisek Kasanic TKO 9 (12), 2:52 17 May 2008 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight title
21 Win 20–1 Zambia Leon Nzama TKO 5 (8), 1:06 12 Apr 2008 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
20 Loss 19–1 United States Steve Cunningham TKO 12 (12), 1:56 29 Dec 2007 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany For IBF cruiserweight title
19 Win 19–0 Russia Vadim Tokarev UD 12 26 May 2007 Germany Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany
18 Win 18–0 Morocco Ismail Abdoul UD 12 20 Jan 2007 Switzerland St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland Retained European Union cruiserweight title
17 Win 17–0 Italy Pietro Aurino TKO 2 (12) 16 Dec 2006 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Germany Won vacant European Union cruiserweight title
16 Win 16–0 France Rachid El Hadak KO 8 (8), 2:24 23 Sep 2006 Germany Rittal Arena, Wetzlar, Germany
15 Win 15–0 Switzerland Nuri Seferi UD 10 3 Jun 2006 Germany TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany
14 Win 14–0 United Kingdom Lee Swaby RTD 6 (8), 3:00 4 Mar 2006 Germany EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Germany
13 Win 13–0 Romania Claudio Rîşco KO 7 (8), 2:15 28 Jan 2006 Germany Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
12 Win 12–0 United States Michael Simms UD 8 17 Dec 2005 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
11 Win 11–0 Germany Rüdiger May UD 10 3 Sep 2005 Germany Internationales Congress Centrum, Berlin, Germany
10 Win 10–0 Georgia (country) Leri Okhanashvili TKO 2 (8), 2:19 2 Jul 2005 Germany Karl-Eckel-Weg Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany
9 Win 9–0 United States Tipton Walker TKO 2 (8), 1:50 11 Jun 2005 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Germany
8 Win 8–0 Slovenia Stefan Kusnier KO 1 (6) 21 May 2005 Poland Hala Sportowa MGOKSiR, Zdzieszowice, Poland
7 Win 7–0 Germany Muhammed Ali Durmaz TKO 4 (6) 23 Apr 2005 Germany Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany
6 Win 6–0 Latvia Aleksandrs Borhovs TKO 4 (6) 12 Mar 2005 Germany Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany
5 Win 5–0 Czech Republic Ervin Slonka TKO 4 (6), 1:23 10 Jan 2005 Germany Boxtempel, Berlin, Germany
4 Win 4–0 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek TKO 3 (6) 18 Dec 2004 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Poland Wlodek Kopec TKO 1 (4), 2:26 4 Dec 2004 Germany Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Czech Republic Pavel Zima TKO 1 (4), 1:48 20 Nov 2004 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Czech Republic Pavel Cirok TKO 1 (4) 7 Nov 2004 Germany Rockfabrik, Nuremberg, Germany Professional debut

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Ismail Abdoul
European Union cruiserweight champion
16 December 2006 – May 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Giacobbe Fragomeni
Vacant
Title last held by
Lubos Suda
IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight champion
17 May 2008 – September 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Enad Ličina
Preceded by
Jean Marc Monrose
European cruiserweight champion
20 September 2008 – August 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Enzo Maccarinelli
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Ola Afolabi
IBO cruiserweight champion
27 February 2016 – 1 April 2017
Vacant after loss to Mairis Briedis
Vacant
Title next held by
Kevin Lerena
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Victor Emilio Ramírez
WBO cruiserweight champion
29 August 2009 – 14 August 2015
Succeeded by
Krzysztof Głowacki
Honorary boxing titles
Non-transferable title WBO Super champion
November 2014 – August 2015
Non-transferable title
Awards
Inaugural award Premier Boxing Champions Fight of the Year
vs. Krzysztof Głowacki

2015
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