While most of the boxing world (At least in the United States) is focused on tomorrow night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto PPV, there’s also a stacked boxing event taking place in Germany. The card is headlined by a cruiserweight title fight and rematch between Marco Huck and Ola Afolabi. But there’s a whole lineup of intriguing fights on the card, and right here you can find the official weights for the fighters, as well as some photos from the weigh-in event this afternoon.
Here are the weights from Erfurt, Germany:
WBO Championship Cruiserweight Title:
- Marco Huck: 90,0 kg / 198.4 lbs
- Ola Afolabi: 90,3 kg / 199.1 lbs
WBO Championship Super-Middleweight Title:
- Robert Stieglitz: 75,6 kg / 166.7 lbs
- Nader Hamdan: 75,5 kg / 166.9 lbs
EBU Championship Heavyweight Title:
- Kubrat Pulev: 111,4 kg / 245.6 lbs
- Alexander Dimitrenko: 116,8 kg / 257.6 lbs
Of course, the card was supposed to be even better, as Stieglitz was supposed to take on George Groves. However, Groves had to withdraw from the fight, and Stieglitz is meeting a replacement opponent.
Also notable is a special honor bestowed to Marco Huck. The Dean of the “Miami Life Development Church” awarded Huck with an honorary title. Normally Daniel van Hoogen sells these titles to the masses via the internet. But as a big fan of Captain Huck the Luebeck native thought of something special. “We believe that Marco possesses one of the strongest punches in boxing and always excites the crowd with great knock-outs. Therefore he deserves this title for his contribution to the sport. By the way, no one can buy his title and we won’t be offering it again to nobody,”
Marco Huck – from Captain to Doctor! His title from now on will be: “Dr.h.c. of hardest punches and knockouts, MLDC, USA”. At the official award ceremony, Huck showed his appreciation at the city center of Erfurt: “I promise that I will try everything to prove that I am worthy of this honor.” The current world champion is planning his opponent Ola Afolabi to be the first treatment of “Doctor Huck”. “Marco Huck: Today it’s just playing games but Saturday will be all business.”