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
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, Soviet Union (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 boxing record[edit]

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
44 N/A N/A United Kingdom Ovill McKenzie N/A – (12) 24 Sep 2016 Germany Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany Defending 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 Messehalle, 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 RussiaDenis 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 Messehalle, 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 Albania Nuri Seferi UD 10 3 Jun 2006 Germany TUI Arena, Hannover, 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

Titles in boxing[edit]

Regional 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 titles
Preceded by
Ola Afolabi
IBO cruiserweight champion
27 February 2016 – present
Incumbent
Major world titles
Preceded by
Victor Emilio Ramírez
WBO cruiserweight champion
29 August 2009 – 14 August 2015
Succeeded by
Krzysztof Głowacki

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