Marco Huck came face-to-face with Dmytro Kucher for the first time in Hannover yesterday, with less than four weeks to go until their IBO Cruiserweight Title bout, live on BoxNation.
The fight will take place at the TUI Arena on November 19th as both men look to take a step towards a World Title.
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Speaking in an official press conference, Huck (39-3-1, 27 KOs) discussed his return to the German city and promised plenty of action on fight night.
“The last time I fought in Hannover was June 3rd 2006 against an opponent from Switzerland. The crowd cheered me on and I won comfortably. Hence I was very excited to be fighting here again,” said the 31-year-old.
“I chose an extremely difficult opponent in Kucher but I am convinced that a knockout is guaranteed. We have two strong punchers facing each other. We will just start hitting one another. As long as I have prepared well I know I am the better out of the two of us.”
In June, Kucher (24-1-1, 18 KOs) became the European Champion after stopping Enzo Maccarinelli in the first round at York Hall.
“I am preparing for the toughest fight of my career. This will be the first fight in Germany for me, so I am excited. But it doesn't really matter to me if I'm fighting at home or abroad.
“I see this as a 50:50 fight,” added the Ukrainian underdog. “Everything is possible. Marco has a strong will, character and is tough. He has everything a champion needs.”
Having held the WBO crown for seven years, ‘Captain Huck’ will want to force his way back to the top of the stacked Cruiserweight division.