Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck looks for the biggest (a Klitschko) challenge - an exclusive Doghouse Boxing Interview
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing (May 1, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
Marco Huck
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing: On May 5 WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) will be defending his title for the ninth time against Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, KOs) in Erfut, Germany. Huck easily defeated Afolabi in their first encounter back in 2009.  

Huck’s last fight was a controversial decision loss to WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin. Many experts felt that the smaller Huck got the better of the champion and deserved the decision.

Huck, 27, was born in Sjenica, Serbia. He won the World Amateur kickboxing championship in 2003. He began his professional boxing career in 2004. Huck was victorious in his first 19 bouts before losing to Steve Cunningham in 2007.  After the loss, he rebounded with six straight knockouts, culminating with a victory over Victor Emilio Ramirez for the cruiserweight championship in 2009.

Huck’s aggressive style has earned him a loyal following in Europe.  His ultimate goal is to face one of the Klitschko brothers for the heavyweight championship.

In an exclusive interview for, Huck discussed his career, future and whether he will ever venture to the United States to box.

John Raspanti: What is it about boxing that you (Marco) like so much?

Marco Huck:
Boxing or martial arts in general are about two men slugging it out - who is the better, stronger fighter. That is why I love this sport so much.

JR: Was there anyone else in your family who boxed?

Back in the days, my father used to train kickboxing and taekwondo in his spare time. Besides that, nobody from my family had anything to do with martial arts.

JR: You won your first 19 professional fights and than faced Steve Cunningham in 2007. What happened in that fight?

I know, I should have won this fight back then but I treated it a bit lightly. Just one bout before I beat this guy Vadim Tokarev. Many experts said he was as much a threat to me as Steve Cunningham. As I was finished with that fight, I thought it would be nothing to take the IBF belt away from Steve. At that time, I let my training regime slide a bit too much and went partying instead. On fight night, I was in for a rude awakening.

JR: Looking back at that fight, what would you have done differently?

I should really have prepared myself better. The fight would have turned out much different, as he would not have been able to dominate me. I would have been the one standing tall in the end.

JR: You fought Alexander Povetkin in a bid for the heavyweight crown last month. Do you want to fight Povetkin again, or are you looking at the Klitschko's?

If I could choose between them, I would want to fight one of the Klitschko brothers. Many experts saw me winning that fight against Povetkin. Therefore, to fight a Klitschko would only be logical!

JR: You won the cruiserweight crown almost three years ago. Is the plan to fight in the cruiser and heavyweight division?

I am going to fight where the biggest challenge or appeal lies ahead. Ultimately, it is the decision of my promoter. Therefore, as long as he wants me to fight at cruiserweight, I am going to take it.

JR: Do you have any idea when you will be coming to America to fight?

I cannot really promise you to fight in the States. I would love to, but there has to be a certain kind of interest from the media, TV, and fans to make it happen.

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