The Ibo champion Marco Huck entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 40-3-1 (27 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 cruiserweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Oleksandr Usyk). He lost to Krzysztof Glowacki in 2015 (=Huck vs Glowacki) but he came back to win in 2016 beating Ola Afolabi (=Afolabi vs Huck 4) and Dmytro Kucher (=Huck vs Kucher).
His opponent, the undefeated Mairis Briedis, has a perfect record of 21-0-0 (18 KOs=86% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year winning over Danie Venter (=Briedis vs Venter), Olanrewaju Durodola (=Briedis vs Durodola) and Simon Vallily. Mairis Briedis vs Marco Huck is valid for the vacant WBC and IBO World cruiserweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant WBC and IBO World cruiserweight titles
Huck’s previous fight: Marco Huck vs Dmytro Kucher
Huck’s next fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs Marco Huck
Briedis’ next fight: Mairis Briedis vs Mike Perez
Huck vs Briedis Fight Video:
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