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")
Rated at Cruiserweight
Heavyweight
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach 195 cm (77 in)
Nationality German
Born (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 31)
Ugao, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Boxing record
Total fights 43
Wins 39
Wins by KO 27
Losses 3
Draws 1

Muamer Hukić (born 11 November 1984), known professionally as Marco Huck, is a German professional boxer known for his aggressive style and punching power.[1] He is the current IBO cruiserweight champion, having previously held the WBO and European cruiserweight titles (the latter twice). During his reign as WBO champion, Huck made thirteen consecutive successful defenses, which is a division record shared with Johnny Nelson.

Early life[edit]

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

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. He then 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. 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.[5] 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.[6]

Titles[edit]

Pro Boxing

  • 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)

Amateur Kickboxing

Professional record[edit]

43 fights, 39 wins (27 knockouts), 3 losses (2 knockouts), 1 draw[1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A United Kingdom Ovill McKenzie N/A – (12) 2016-09-24 Germany Defending IBO cruiserweight title
Win 39–3–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi RTD 10 (12), 3:00 2016-02-27 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won IBO cruiserweight title
Loss 38–3–1 Poland Krzysztof Głowacki KO 11 (12), 2:39 2015-08-14 United States Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey Lost WBO cruiserweight title
Win 38–2–1 Italy Mirko Larghetti UD 12 2014-08-30 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen Retained WBO cruiserweight title
Win 37–2–1 Germany Firat Arslan TKO 6 (12), 1:56 2014-01-25 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Win 36–2–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi MD 12 2013-06-08 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Win 35–2–1 Germany Firat Arslan UD 12 2012-11-03 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Draw 34–2–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi MD 12 2012-05-05 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia
Loss 34–2 Russia Alexander Povetkin MD 12 2012-02-25 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg For WBA (Regular) heavyweight title
Win 34–1 Argentina Rogelio Omar Rossi KO 6 (12), 1:09 2011-10-22 Germany Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg Retained WBO cruiserweight title
Win 33–1 Argentina Hugo Garay TKO 10 (12), 1:10 2011-07-16 Germany Olympia-Eissportzentrum, Munich, Bayern
Win 32–1 Israel Ran Nakash UD 12 2011-04-02 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 31–1 Russia Denis Lebedev SD 12 2010-12-18 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Win 30–1 United States Matt Godfrey TKO 5 (12), 2:18 2010-08-21 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia
Win 29–1 United States Brian Minto RTD 9 (12), 3:00 2010-05-01 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
Win 28–1 United States Adam Richards KO 3 (12), 2:30 2010-03-13 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Win 27–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi UD 12 2009-12-05 Germany Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg
Win 26–1 Argentina Victor Emilio Ramírez UD 12 2009-08-29 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won WBO cruiserweight title
Win 25–1 Ukraine Vitaliy Rusal TKO 5 (12), 2:58 2009-05-09 Germany Jako Arena, Bamberg, Bayern Retained European cruiserweight title
Win 24–1 Belgium Geoffrey Battelo TKO 3 (12), 2:57 2009-01-24 Germany Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Sachsen
Win 23–1 Italy Fabio Tuiach TKO 2 (12), 2:22 2008-10-25 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
Win 22–1 France Jean Marc Monrose TKO 12 (12), 1:17 2008-09-20 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won European cruiserweight title
Win 21–1 Slovenia Frantisek Kasanic TKO 9 (12), 2:52 2008-05-17 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Bayern Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight title
Win 20–1 Zambia Leon Nzama TKO 5 (8), 1:06 2008-04-12 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Loss 19–1 United States Steve Cunningham TKO 12 (12) 2007-12-29 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen For IBF cruiserweight title
Win 19–0 Russia Vadim Tokarev UD 12 2007-05-26 Germany Jako Arena, Bamberg, Bayern IBF cruiserweight title eliminator
Win 18–0 Morocco Ismail Abdoul UD 12 2007-01-20 Switzerland St. Jakob Halle, Basel Retained European Union cruiserweight title
Win 17–0 Italy Pietro Aurino TKO 2 (12) 2006-12-16 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Bayern Won European Union cruiserweight title
Win 16–0 France Rachid El Hadak KO 8 (8), 2:24 2006-09-23 Germany Rittal Arena Wetzlar, Wetzlar, Hessen
Win 15–0 Albania Nuri Seferi UD 10 2006-06-03 Germany TUI Arena, Hannover, Niedersachsen
Win 14–0 United Kingdom Lee Swaby RTD 6 (8), 3:00 2006-03-04 Germany EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen
Win 13–0 Romania Claudio Rîşco KO 7 (8), 2:15 2006-01-28 Germany Tempodrom, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Win 12–0 United States Michael Simms UD 8 2005-12-17 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
Win 11–0 Germany Ruediger May UD 10 2005-09-03 Germany International Congress Center, Charlottenburg, Berlin
Win 10–0 Georgia (country) Leri Okhanashvili TKO 2 (8), 2:19 2005-07-02 Germany Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Hessen
Win 9–0 United States Tipton Walker TKO 2 (8), 1:50 2005-06-11 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Bayern
Win 8–0 Slovenia Stefan Kusnier KO 1 (6) 2005-05-21 Poland Hala sportowa MGOKSiR, Zdzieszowice
Win 7–0 Germany Muhammed Ali Durmaz TKO 4 (6) 2005-04-23 Germany Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 6–0 Latvia Aleksandrs Borhovs TKO 4 (6) 2005-03-12 Germany Stadthalle, Zwickau, Sachsen
Win 5–0 Czech Republic Ervin Slonka TKO 4 (6), 1:23 2005-01-15 Germany Boxtempel, Weissensee, Berlin
Win 4–0 Czech Republic Tomas Mrazek TKO 3 (6) 2004-12-18 Germany Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Bayern
Win 3–0 Poland Wlodek Kopec TKO 1 (4), 2:26 2004-12-04 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln, Berlin
Win 2–0 Czech Republic Pavel Zima TKO 1 (4), 1:48 2004-11-20 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Bayern
Win 1–0 Czech Republic Pavel Cirok TKO 1 (4) 2004-11-07 Germany Rockfabrik, Nuremberg, Bayern Professional debut

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Achievements
Preceded by
Victor Emilio Ramírez
WBO Junior Heavyweight Champion
August 29, 2009 – August 14, 2015
Succeeded by
Krzysztof Głowacki