Marco Huck believes he is still the world’s best Cruiserweight ahead of defending his IBO Title against Dmytro Kucher in Germany, live on BoxNation this Saturday.
“I wanted to get back into the ring before the end of the year,” he told journalists at a media day last week.
“Hence I did not take a break after the Brit [Ovill McKenzie] cancelled our fight and kept on training hard. I wanted to keep my form.”
Huck was due to face McKenzie in September, but ‘The Upsetter’ was forced to withdraw through injury and has subsequently retired due to a heart condition.
“I always thought that you have something to prove as a real champion. I see myself as the best Cruiserweight in the world and the fans deserve exciting fights,” said the 32-year-old.
Serbian-born Huck held the WBO Title for seven years until he was knocked out by Krzysztof Glowacki in August 2015.
After winning the IBO strap earlier this year, ‘Captain Huck’ now faces European Champion Kucher at the TUI-Arena in Hannover.
“I definitely made the right decision as the Kucher fight is just a few weeks out,” he added.
The winner of Saturday’s clash could earn a World Title shot against one of the big names at 200lbs such as Oleksandr Usyk, Tony Bellew and Denis Lebedev.
Do not miss this Cruiserweight collision! We’re live at 8pm this Saturday night.