The Fans at the Gerry Weber Stdion in Halle/Westphalia, Germany, witnessed a great show on Saturday night wehen WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Marco Huck defended his title for the tenth time in front of 7,000 spectators. After twelve thrilling rounds, the judges saw the 27-year-old with 115:113, 115:113, and 117:111 ahead of his opponent Firat Arslan. After his 35th victory out of 38 fights as a professional, Huck is expected to receive the status as WBO's Super-Champion.
But the bout against Arslan was anything but plain sailing. “I fought like a lion against Firat – all the other world champions of this division would probably have lost tonight,” said Huck. “Now I have even more respect for him. This was one of the toughest fights in my career.”
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Huck started the fight well, but the 42-year-old challenger did not wait long in his attempt to force his tactics on to his opponent, which mainly consisted of attacking. Huck was seemingly surprised by the aggres...