MARCO HUCK'S NEXT DEFENSE: FIRAT ARSLAN
Press Release: On November 3rd, WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (pictured) is going to defend his title against Firat Arslan. The venue for this world championship bout will be Gerry Webe-Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany. Arslan is 32-5-2 and is coming off a draw against European champion Alexander Alexeev (23-2-1). Arslan held the WBA version of the title in 2007-2008 before losing to Guillermo Jones.
For Huck, it will be a return to the place of his biggest victory. Exactly three years ago, the now 27-year-old fighter dethroned then WBO titlist Victor Emilio Ramirez from Argentina. Since then, the cruiserweight, who was raised in Bielefeld, Germany has defended his championship nine times. Huck wants Arslan to be number ten on that list. Under WBO rules, ten ttitle defense makes Huck a super champion and relaxes the mandatory defense requirements. "That is an extra motivation", said Huck. "I would be the first fighter in our Team [Sauerland Event] to receive that honor. I will not let the chance of becoming WBO super champion slip away."
Sauerland Event managing director Chris Meyer: "We are happy to be hosting another all-German affair. These are the kind of fights, which polarise the masses. Huck against Arslan is also a fight between a current and a former world champion. That gives it some extra spice." Tickets for the event on November 3 can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or www.gerryweber-stadion.de.