Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/28/14

BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 03: Marco Huck of Germany celebrates after the winning cruiserweight fight between Marco Huck and Ruediger May on September 3, 2005 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
On August 30, WBO titlist ‘’Captain’’ Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to equal Johnny Nelson’s record for the most title defenses in the cruiserweight division when he faces Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany. As Huck edges closer to Nelson’s record of thirteen defenses we take a look at how the cruiserweight’s compare. A gangly southpaw, Nelson’s awkward style made him a nightmare opponent for many of his cruiserweight contemporaries. Despite losing his first three professional contests the boxer from Sheffield went on to establish himself as one of Britain’s all-time cruiserweight greats. Nelson retired in 2005, having won 45 of his 59 bouts including 29 inside the distance, ending a seven-year reign as WBO Champion. Huck, the Berlin-based bruiser, has built a reputation as the no nonsense, hard-hitting king of the cruiserweight division. What the 29 year-old lacks in style he more than makes up for in substance. Having ...
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