34 Facts About Marco Huck

1. On June 27, 2017 Marco Huck announced that he would be participating in the World Boxing Super Series 8-man tournament which would start in September 2017.

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2. Marco Huck met Afolabi for a fourth time on February 27, 2016 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Germany.

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3. Marco Huck matched the record for most consecutive world title defenses at cruiserweight, held by Johnny Nelson, when he successfully retained the WBO cruiserweight title against Mirko Larghetti on August 30, 2014, his thirteenth successful consecutive title defense.

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4. On January 25, 2014 Marco Huck made a defence fighting Firat Arslan for a second time at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart.

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5. Marco Huck made a ninth successful defence on May 5, 2012 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany against Ola Afolabi, a rematch to their first match which took place in 2009.

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6. Marco Huck challenged Steve Cunningham on December 29, 2007 for his first world title, the IBF Cruiserweight title.

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7. Marco Huck was born in Serbia on a Sunday, November 11, 1984.

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8. Marco Huck started practicing taekwondo and kickboxing at the age of ten.

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9. Marco Huck defended his crown against Afolabi, 32, by unanimous decision in December of 2009.

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10. Marco Huck stopped Saglam in round 4 via TKO of their scheduled 10-round bout.

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11. Marco Huck fought his only heavyweight fight in 2012, unsuccessfully challenging Alexander Povetkin for the WBA 'Regular' title.

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12. On 27 June 2017 Marco Huck announced that he would be participating in the World Boxing Super Series 8-man tournament which would start in September 2017.

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13. Marco Huck confirmed he would not be retiring despite his fourth career loss.

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14. Marco Huck failed to capture the vacant WBC title and lost his IBO title in a one sided 12 round unanimous deicison loss.

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15. Marco Huck was pressured throughout the whole 12 rounds with Kucher adopting a southpaw stance and giving Huck problems.

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16. Marco Huck retained his IBO title with a 12 round unanimous decision win over Kucher.

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17. Marco Huck claimed Afolabi's International Boxing Organisation cruiserweight title with the victory after Afolabi failed return for round 11.

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18. Marco Huck met Afolabi for a fourth time on 27 February 27, 2016 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Germany.

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19. Marco Huck lost his WBO cruiserweight title and failed to break the record.

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20. Marco Huck was due to make history against undefeated Krzysztof Głowacki, as it was to be his fourteenth defense, a new record.

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21. Marco Huck matched the record for most consecutive world title defenses at cruiserweight, held by Johnny Nelson, when he successfully retained the WBO cruiserweight title against Mirko Larghetti on 30 August 2014, his thirteenth successful consecutive title defense.

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22. Marco Huck scored his 26th stoppage victory after he stopped Arslan in round 6.

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23. On 25 January 2014, Marco Huck made a defence fighting Firat Arslan for a second time at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart.

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24. Marco Huck made a ninth successful defence on 5 May 2012 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany against Ola Afolabi, a rematch to their first match which took place in 2009.

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25. Marco Huck controlled the championship rounds as Povetkin began to show signs of fatigue.

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26. In round 4, Marco Huck began to let his hands go and found his range, even rocking Povetkin.

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27. Marco Huck reached out to David Haye and Evander Holyfield to help with sparring.

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28. Marco Huck stated if he was to win the title, he would likely remain at heavyweight to challenge one of the Klitschko brothers, but would be given 10 days by the WBO to decide.

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29. Marco Huck went on to make 8 successful defenses of the title from December 2009 up until October 2011.

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30. Marco Huck made three successful defences defeating Fabio Tuiach, Geoffrey Battelo and Vitaliy Rusal, with all coming inside the distance.

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31. Marco Huck won the EBU cruiserweight title in September 2008 after defeating Jean Marc Monrose via a 12th round stoppage win.

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32. Marco Huck challenged Steve Cunningham on 29 December 2007 for his first world title, the IBF Cruiserweight title.

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33. Marco Huck is an ethnic Bosniak, born in Yugoslavia, who moved to Germany with his family when he was eight years old, since becoming a naturalized citizen.

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34. Marco Huck is the joint-longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 2009 to 2015 and making thirteen consecutive successful defenses, which is a division record shared with Johnny Nelson.

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