Marco Huck erased all questions with a sixth round stoppage of Firat Arslan in the rematch.
Marco Huck stopped 43-year-old Firat Arslan at 2:55 of the sixth round to retain his WBO cruiserweight title Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. Huck, who outpointed Arslan in a close fight in 2012, put his fellow German down twice in the final round.
Ola Afolabi’s rise to contender status has included long layoffs and disappointing decisions, but on Saturday in Berlin he’ll have the chance for redemption against No. 1 cruiserweight Marco Huck, who he has faced twice already, resulting in a loss and a draw.
Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin would each earn career-high purses if a proposed Aug. 31 clash comes to fruition in Moscow. A Russian promoter has bid more than $23 million to host the bout.
With HBO’s decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions may have come an opportunity for several overseas promoters to expose their fighters to a wide American audience. The U.S. cable network is “open to all ideas.”
Cruiserweight titleholder Marco Huck overcame a spirited effort from 42-year-old challenger Firat Arslan to retain his WBO belt for the 11th time on Saturday in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.