HUCK-ARSLAN II BOOKED FOR NOVEMBER IN GERMANY
Press Release: Team Sauerland confirmed that a rematch between Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs) is official. The WBO cruiserweight Champion takes on his mandatory challenger at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. The pair will once again trade blows on September 14th. The two Germans previously fought on November 3rd and Huck (pitcuted) won by a disputed but unanimous decision (115-113 (twice) and 117-111) in Halle/ Westphalia, Germany.
Right after their thrilling encounter Arslan demanded a rematch. “I still believe that I won our first fight. I should be the world champion”, said the former WBA titlist who lives close to the city of Stuttgart. The 42-year-old continued, “I won’t let my second chance to capture the crown just slip away. This is a fight right on my own home turf.”
For Huck, the second outing against Arslan is a question of honor. “I understand that Firat is disappointed. I was in the same position after I fought Alexander Povetkin. I saw myself as the winner in that match-up but the judges didn’t. That is exactly why I always said that I would give Firat a rematch even if he wasn’t my mandatory challenger.”
Frederick Ness, managing director of Team Sauerland, is also excited about the bout. “This is one of the fights that was right at the top of every boxing fan's wish list. Their first bout was full of drama and excitement. That is why I cannot wait for September 14th.”
Tickets will be available from this coming weekend onwards at www.eventim.de, www.easyticket.de and www.boxen.com.