WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (31-1, 23 KOs) will face WBO #3 and former WBC champion Giacobbe (27-3-1) on April 2 at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. "I am thrilled to box again in East Westphalia,"Â says "KÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¤pt'n"Â Huck. "And I have very special memories of the Gerry Weber Stadion. It was here on August 29, 2009 against Victor Emilio Ramirez that I became world champion. That was a moment I'll never forget."Â
The strength of the 41-year-old challenger is that he creates enormous pressure. "He leaves no opportunity to breathe,"Â said Huck's trainer Ulli Wegner. Fragomeni is a true "late developer"Â who turned pro at the age of 31 and won the WBC belt at 39.
Sauerland Event has found a quick replacement opponent for WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck. "Kapt'n Huck"Â will now face unbeaten Ran Nakash (25-0, 18 KOs) in April 2 in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. Nakash steps in for Giacobbe Fragomeni, who had to pull out with a cut. Nakash is rated by both the WBC and WBA.
Huck demolishes Rossi
WBO cruiserweight Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) scored a six round beatdown of Rogelio Rossi (17-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ludwigsburg Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Southpaw Rossi was deducted a point for a low blow in round three. Huck was credited with a knockdown later in the same round. Huck dropped Rossi with a punch after the bell in round four and was deducted two points by referee Paul Thomas. Huck went right after Rossi in the fifth and dropped Rossi again. Rossi was down for the second time in the round from a body shot before the bell. Huck laid him out in the sixth with a huge right hand to end it. No time was given. Rossi was down for an extended time and a stretcher was brought to the ring, but Rossi appeared to be OK.