WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (30-1, 23 KOs) and undefeated mandatory challenger Denis Lebedev (21-0, 16 KOs) today participated in a media work-out in Berlin,Germany.
On Saturday night, the two hard-hitting warriors will collide at the Max-Schmeling-Halle. While Huck worked the pads with coach Ulli Wegner, Lebedev refused to give the fans an in-depth look into his training.
“I have prepared as always,” said Lebedev. “We had sparring partners who were very similar to Huck. That will be the key to victory. Tactics and strategy will determine the winner. I am at least as strong as Huck and I will take home the title.”
Huck also voiced his confidence ahead of what will already be his fifth title defense. The champion, who displayed his punching power and explosiveness during the session, expects a tough fight. “I know that Lebedev is a strong challenger but I will defeat him,” Huck said.
“I am prepared for a tough fight. I have worked very hard and I am 100 percent focused on Saturday night.”
Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who faces Ali Ismailov in a WBA Cruiserweight Eliminator, and Francesco Pianeta, who takes on Mike Middleton, also participated in today´s work-out.
Team Sauerland´s big show at the Max-Schmeling-Halle will also feature Alexander Povetkin´s clash with Nicolai Firtha and Kubrat Pulev´s fight against Paolo Vidoz.
December 14, 2010