Huck returns to cruiserweight, defends WBO Title against Afolabi:
Marco Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) will return to the cruiserweight division following last month's exciting clash with WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin. After long talks with Hall of Fame Promoter Wilfried Sauerland, coach Ulli Wegner, Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer and sports director Hagen Doering, Huck made the decision to continue at cruiserweight, where he holds the WBO title.
For what it's worth, we always assumed Huck would return to cruiserweight after the Povetkin clash. Even if he had gotten the win there, it seemed as if the logical move would be to cash out with a mega-fight in Germany against one of the Klitschko brothers, and then return to cruiserweight anyway.
His next opponent will be mandatory challenger and interim champion Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs). Next up for Povetkin is the mandatory defensee ...