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Marco Huck to defend WBO title against Firat Arslan

***Marco Huck to defend WBO title against Firat Arslan***

Fans of all-action fights can look forward to another highlight this fall.
On November 3, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck is going to defend his
beloved title against “fighting machine” Firat Arslan. The venue for this
world championship bout will be the Gerry-Weber-Stadium in Halle/Westphalia,

For Huck, it will be a return to the place of his biggest victory. Exactly
three years ago, the now 27-year-old fighter dethroned then WBO titlist
Victor Emilio Ramirez from Argentina and became a world champion himself.
Since then, the cruiserweight, who was raised in Bielefeld, Germany has
defended his championship nine times. Huck wants Arslan to be number ten on
that list. A win would also be special, as the World Boxing Organization
would crown Huck their Super-Champion at cruiserweight. “That is an extra
motivation”, said Huck. “I would be the first fighter in our Team to receive
that honour. I will not let the chance of becoming WBO Super-Champion slip

Nevertheless, in Firat Arslan, the prodigy of Ulli Wegner will face the
number eight-ranked fighter by the WBO, who will be anything but an easy
ride for him. “He is a real machine, constantly putting pressure on his
opponents. Moreover, he is a southpaw. I will have to be in top condition,”
according to the world champion.

Sauerland Event managing director Chris Meyer: “We are happy to be hosting
another all-German affair. These are the kind of fights, which polarise the
masses. Huck against Arslan is also a fight between a current and a former
world champion. That gives it some extra spice.”

Tickets for the event on November 3 can be purchased online at
www.eventim.de or www.gerryweber-stadion.de. Further information can be
obtained at www.boxen.com.


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