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 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Reach 195 cm (77 in)
Nationality German
Born (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 30)
Sjenica, Serbia
Boxing record
Total fights 42
Wins 38
Wins by KO 26
Losses 3
Draws 1

Marco Huck (born Muamer Hukić on 11 November 1984) is a Serbian-born German professional boxer. 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.

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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]

38 Wins (26 knockouts), 3 Losses, 1 Draw
Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
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 Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 36–2–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi UD 12 2013-06-08 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 35–2–1 Germany Firat Arslan UD 12 2012-11-03 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Draw 34–2–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi SD 12 2012-05-05 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Loss 34–2 Russia Alexander Povetkin SD 12 2012-02-25 Germany Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg For WBA 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 Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 32–1 Israel Ran Nakash UD 12 2011-04-02 Germany Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 31–1 Russia Denis Lebedev SD 12 2010-12-18 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 30–1 United States Matt Godfrey TKO 5 (12), 2:18 2010-08-21 Germany Messehalle, Erfurt, Thuringia Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 29–1 United States Brian Minto RTD 9 (12), 3:00 2010-05-01 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 28–1 United States Adam Richards KO 3 (12), 2:30 2010-03-13 Germany Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
Win 27–1 United Kingdom Ola Afolabi UD 12 2009-12-05 Germany Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg Retained WBO Cruiserweight title.
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 EBU Cruiserweight title.
Win 24–1 Belgium Geoffrey Battelo TKO 3 (12), 2:57 2009-01-24 Germany Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Sachsen Retained EBU Cruiserweight title.
Win 23–1 Italy Fabio Tuiach TKO 2 (12), 2:22 2008-10-25 Germany Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen Retained EBU Cruiserweight title.
Win 22–1 France Jean Marc Monrose TKO 12 (12), 1:17 2008-09-20 Germany Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Won EBU 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 EBU-EU Cruiserweight title.
Win 17–0 Italy Pietro Aurino TKO 2 (12) 2006-12-16 Germany BigBox, Kempten, Bayern Won EBU-EU 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marco Huck - Boxer". Boxrec.com. 
  2. ^ "Q & A With German Cruiser Marco Huck (Info on early career/kickboxing)". www.eastsideboxing.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Marco Huck keeps cruiserweight belt". Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Krzysztof Glowacki ends Marco Huck's title reign". Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

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