HUCK SAVES SAUERLAND SHOW WITH QUICKIE TITLE DEFENSE
Press Release: Little-known Italian cruiserweight Mirko Larghetti (20-0 with 12 KOs) will challenge Marco Huck (pictured) for "The Captain's" WBO championship on March 29th. The Velodrom in Berlin, Germany will play host to Huck's 13th defense of the title he acquired back in August of 2009. If successful, he will equal Johnny Nelson's record for most title defenses in the cruiserweight division. It should have been IBF cruiserweight title holder Yoan Pablo Hernandez defending vs. Pawel Kolodziej on March 29th but Hernandez is still suffering from gastritis after picking up a viral infection in mid-February and is not able to prepare for this date.
Huck on the other hand, who was last seen defending his WBO Belt against Firat Arslan via TKO on January 25th, kept up his fitness level and is more than happy to defend his championship in Berlin just two months later. "I was on holidays in Dubai when I was asked about the possibility to fill in for my teammate Hernandez. It will be a real cracker against Larghetti, who will suffer his first defeat against me," said 29-year-old Huck. His 31-year-old opponent from Italy begs to differ: "I will shock Huck in front of his fans and rip the title away from him."
Tickets are available at www.eventim.de. All previously purchased tickets for the boxing event at the Velodrom Berlin on March 29th remain valid.