Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KOs) will defend his WBO Cruiserweight Title for the eighth time in Ludwigsburg, Germany next Saturday when he is challenged by Argentinian southpaw Rogelio Rossi (17-2-1, 11 KOs). Right here you can find a quick Q & A session with the Captain in his training camp base in Kienbaum near Berlin.
Q: After knocking out Hugo Hernan Garay in July, you got married. Does being a husband change anything inside the ring?
MH: “Not at all. Inside the ring, it does not matter whether I am married or not. I am all by myself. There is only my coach Mr. Wegner who is trying to push me as hard as he can. But at the end of the day it’s just me and my opponent.”
Q: Your challenger Rogelio Rossi is taller than you. Have you changed anything in your preparation?
MH: “I have done sparring with a lot of tall guys. I don’t care what size Rossi is. He will go down. I enter the ring to win and to please my fans. And they can again expect an explosive performance.”
Q: Argentinian fighters always seem to have a very big heart, great fighting spirit and superb condition. How do you think the fight will go?
MH: “I have trained for 12 rounds. I think the fight will last long because, as you say, the guys from Argentina really come to fight. I will give everything from the first second onwards and it will be an exciting clash.”
Q: Two years ago, you made your first title defense in Ludwigsburg against Ola Afolabi. In retrospect, what do you think of that fight?
MH: “It was a big win for me. I defended my belt but I had to overcome some tough moments. The fans carried me when things got rough and that helped me a lot. I know I can count on their support again this time out.”
Q: What has changed since that fight?
MH: “A lot of things. I am an accomplished world champion these days. I have defended my title seven times. When I started, it was my dream to get a professional contract with Sauerland Event, and now I am a proven champion. That’s great. And I still have a lot of things to accomplish. But first of all, I need to defend my title against Rossi.”