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Big July for Huck: Getting Married & 7th Title Defense

Inside and outside the ring, July will be a special month for WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck. The 26-year-old power puncher (32-1, 23 KOs) will make the seventh defense of his title against Hugo Hernan Garay (34-5, 18 KO’s) in Munich on July 16 before getting married two weeks later. “The next weeks will be huge for me,” he said. “Of course I want to get married as world champion. That’s why I have to take care of business against Garay.”

Asked whether the fight or the wedding would make him more nervous, he replied: “That’s tough to tell. I must confess that both events make me a little nervous. In boxing, that’s nothing new – everybody is nervous ahead of a world title fight. But my experience will help me. Even though I am just 26, this will already be my seventh title defense. I am getting stronger every day. I have not reached my peak yet. The best is yet to come.”

Huck claimed the wedding has not affected his preparations for the big clash in Munich. “I let my family handle the organization. I only have to make sure I bring the belt,” he stated. “Right now, there is only Garay on my mind. I know he is tough and will be pushing the action, but there is no way he can keep up with my power and explosiveness. He will go down on July 16, just as all the other fighters who have tried to take my belt away from me.”

Garay, who is shaping up in training camp in Cordoba, believes he will be the last man standing in Munich. “Huck is a great champion and he has proven his class in his title defenses, but I have a bigger heart than he has and I am much faster. I will be the champion on July 16.”