Vasyl Lomachenko and Zou Shiming will support Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title defense against Chris Algieri on November 22 in Macao, China.
A Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Marco Huck showdown is the Holy Grail of the cruiserweight division at the moment, but significant hurdles stand in the way — not mention both are defending their titles this month.
Having dealt with a postponement of their match-up, now scheduled for August 30, WBO cruiserweight beltholder Marco Huck promises to put a halt to Mirko Larghetti’s title aspirations.
Cruiserweight titleholder Marco Huck fractured a thumb during sparring session, forcing the cancelation of the what would have been the 13th defense of his WBO belt, against unbeaten Mirko Larghetti on March 29 in Berlin.
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.”