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01 SEPTEMBER 2014

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Huck vs. Afolabi III: First presser gets heate


Afolabi and Huck face off
Afolabi and Huck face off

There is definitely no love lost. Britain´s Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) did say he would hug and shake hands with his opponent Marco Huck (35-2-1, 25 KOs) after their WBO Title Fight on June 8 at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany – but the attending members of the press were not really convinced after the pair´s war of words during Monday’s press conference.

 

Before Afolabi started his attempt to calm things down, current WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck and the Interim Titlist were involved in a heated exchange of words. The first one to trade verbal blows was the 28-year-old German.

 

“Afolabi is starting to get on my nerves,” said Huck. “I beat him in December 2009. After I fought Alexander Povetkin for the WBA Heavyweight Crown, it was difficult for me to find the right motivation for my rematch with Afolabi in May last year. However, I believe that I actually won that bout, even though it was scored as a majority draw. That won’t happen again. I will win in my own backyard. We won’t be playing cat and mouse anymore. This will be a war – I won’t be holding back.”

 

 


Loeffler, Sdunek, Afolabi, Sauerland, Huck and Wegner
Loeffler, Sdunek, Afolabi, Sauerland, Huck and Wegner
Huck is ready for Afolabi
Huck is ready for Afolabi

That was the cue for Afolabi to start his own rant. “Huck shouldn’t be able to call himself world champion anymore. In my opinion, he lost on three previous occasions,” insisted Afolabi. “He lost against Lebedev(Denis), he lost against me and also against Arslan(Firat). He should only be able to call himself German Champion or Champion of Berlin,” added the 33-year-old.

 

The Briton stated that he is planning to humiliate Huck in front of his own fans. “I would be ready to take him on this weekend.” Then Afolabi directed his next words directly towards Huck. “Everybody knows that I have always been a good technician, but now my fitness level is also excellent. I will seriously hurt you come June 8. You will need a wheelchair after the fight,” said the Los Angeles based cruiserweight.

 

It is obvious that there is a lot of tension in the air, also partially due to the duel between the two most popular and respected coaches of German boxing. Once again Ulli Wegner (Huck´s coach) and Fritz Sdunek (works with Afolabi) will stand in opposite corners. 

 

(Pictures: Photo Wende)

Afolabi has warning for Huck
Afolabi has warning for Huck
Sdunek and Wegner, the rivalry continues
Sdunek and Wegner, the rivalry continues


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