Muamer Hukić (born 11 November 1984), best known as Marco Huck, is a German professional boxer.[1] He held the WBO cruiserweight title from 2009 to 2015, and is the joint-longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having made thirteen consecutive successful defenses, a division record shared with Johnny Nelson. Huck also held the IBO cruiserweight title from 2016 to 2017, the European cruiserweight title from 2008 to 2009, and has challenged once for the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title in 2012.

Marco Huck
Marco Huck 2008.jpg
Huck in 2008
Real nameMuamer Hukić
Nickname(s)Käpt'n ("Captain")
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Reach195 cm (77 in)
Born (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 37)
Ugao, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Boxing record
Total fights49
Wins by KO28
No contests1

Early lifeEdit

Hukić is an ethnic Bosniak, born in Serbia, who moved to Germany with his family when he was eight years old, and has since become a naturalized citizen.[2][3]

Kickboxing careerEdit

Huck started Taekwondo and Kickboxing at the age of ten. As an amateur kickboxer, he won a gold medal at the W.A.K.O European championships in 2002 and 2003.

Kickboxing highlightsEdit

Amateur Kickboxing

Professional boxing careerEdit


Early careerEdit

Huck decided to switch to boxing, having participated in the sport since he was 15.[4]

Huck has notable victories over opponents such as Michael Simms, Claudio Rîşco, Pietro Aurino and Vadim Tokarev. Before challenging for his first world title, Huck gained a record of 19 wins with no losses.

Huck vs. CunninghamEdit

Huck challenged Steve Cunningham on 29 December 2007 for his first world title, the IBF Cruiserweight title. After eleven hard fought and exhausting rounds, the twelfth begun; Cunningham was landing hard shots as Huck kept moving forward. Following a rough clinch between the two, Cunningham landed a vicious straight right counter, the fighters clinched and Huck fell. Once he was back on his feet, Huck walked back against the ropes signalling that the shot had hurt him and Cunningham went straight in for the attack. For the remainder of the round, Cunningham chased his German counterpart across the ring hitting him with a barrage of hard shots which ended when Huck's corner threw in the towel and ended the beating.[5]

European championEdit

Huck won the EBU (European) cruiserweight title in September 2008 after defeating Jean Marc Monrose via a 12th round stoppage win.[6] Huck made three successful defences defeating Fabio Tuiach, Geoffrey Battelo and Vitaliy Rusal, with all coming inside the distance.

Huck vs. RamirezEdit

On 29 August 2009, Huck challenged Argentine boxer Victor Emilio Ramirez for his WBO cruiserweight title at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany. On fight night, Huck went the 12 round distance and claimed the WBO title on unanimous decision. The judges score it 116–111, 116–111, and 115–112 in favour of Huck.[7]

Title defencesEdit

Huck went on to make 8 successful defenses of the title from December 2009 up until October 2011. Notable opponents he defeated included unanimous decisions over Ran Nakash and Ola Afolabi, the latter who he went on to fight a further three times, TKO wins over Matt Godfrey and Brian Minto and a split decision win over future unified world champion Denis Lebedev.


Huck vs. PovetkinEdit

After a string of defenses, Huck challenged Alexander Povetkin for the WBA heavyweight title. In December 2011, a deal was reached for Povetkin to make his second defence against Huck on 25 February 2012 at Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. Huck made the challenge in the post fight press conference of Povetkin's win over Cedric Boswell. It was noted that Huck would not vacate his WBO title, until after the fight, where he would assess the situation.[8] Huck stated if he was to win the title, he would likely remain at heavyweight to challenge one of the Klitschko brothers, but would be given 10 days by the WBO to decide.[9][10] Huck reached out to David Haye and Evander Holyfield to help with sparring.[11] In January 2012, the promoters of Huck, Povetkin and Rahman attended a meeting where they discussed the winner of Povetkin vs. Huck would defend the WBA title against Rahman next.[12] During this time, trainer Teddy Atlas failed to travel to Russia and announced he had parted ways with Povetkin. Russian trainer Alexander Zimin stepped in on short notice.[13][14] For his debut at heavyweight, Huck weighed 209.4 pounds and Povetkin weighed 229.2 pounds.[15]

Povetkin won the fight via majority decision. The fight proved to be a tough test for Povetkin. One judge scored the fight a 114–114 draw, wioth the remaining two judges scoring the fight 116–113 and 116–112 in favour of Povetkin. All three ringside announcers from EPIX scored the fight in favour of Huck. Chisora and Dimitrenko, who were sat ringside, scored the fight a draw. Arthur Abraham and Tomasz Adamek scored the fight clearly for Huck.[16][17] The opening round started off slow however Povetkin started taking over the fight landing body shots and using his straight rights. In round 4, Huck began to let his hands go and found his range, even rocking Povetkin. Huck controlled the championship rounds as Povetkin began to show signs of fatigue. Huck came close to dropping Povetkin in the final round.[18][19] After the fight, Povetkin admitted, "I underestimated him. Perhaps I didn't take this fight seriously enough." Huck said, "A lot of people who saw this fight see me as the winner." It was reported that Huck had injured his right between rounds 6 and 7. The verdict was met with boos around the arena.[20][21][22]

Return to cruiserweightEdit

Huck vs. Afolabi IIEdit

After failing to capture a heavyweight title, Huck returned to the cruiserweight division. Huck made a ninth successful defence on 5 May 2012 at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany against Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs), a rematch to their first match which took place in 2009. The match ended in a majority draw as judge Ingo Barrabas and Paul Thomas had it 114–114 and Zoltan Enyedi scored it 115–113 in Huck's favour.[23]

Huck vs. ArslanEdit

Huck next defended his title against German boxer Firat Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Nordrhein-Westfalen on 3 November.[24] Huck defeated Arslan via 12 round unanimous decision, after the scores of 115–113, 115–113, and 117–111. Many fans and pundits ringside felt as though Arslan had done enough to win. Arslan's coach Dieter Wittmann commented, "This fight was the biggest scam that I've ever seen. It's a disgrace."[25]

Huck vs. Afolabi IIIEdit

Following the controversial ending were Huck defeated Arslan, the WBO made Ola Afolabi as the new mandatory challenger for Huck's WBO title. The fight took place at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin on 8 June 2013. Afolabi had not fought in 13 months, last fighting in the majority draw with Huck in May 2012. The fight went the full 12 round distance with Huck claiming the majority decision thus successfully retaining the title an 11th time. The judges score the fight 117–111, 115–113, and 114–114. Huck gathered an early lead in the fight winning at least 5 of the first 7 rounds, before Afolabi started getting into the fight.[26]

Huck vs. Arslan IIEdit

On 25 January 2014, Huck made a defence fighting Firat Arslan for a second time at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. Huck scored his 26th stoppage victory after he stopped Arslan in round 6. Arslan started off the fight defensively, however after a couple of rounds, Huck found his way through with power shots. Huck dropped Arslan twice in the bout.[27]

Huck matched the record for most consecutive world title defenses at cruiserweight, held by Johnny Nelson, when he successfully retained the WBO cruiserweight title against Mirko Larghetti on 30 August 2014, his thirteenth successful consecutive title defense.[28]

Huck vs. GłowackiEdit

Huck was due to make history against undefeated Krzysztof Głowacki, as it was to be his fourteenth defense, a new record. The bout took place on 14 August 2015 in Huck's American debut at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Premier Boxing Champions. Głowacki came out extremely aggressive and was effective early, going as far as to rock Huck in the opening round. As the rounds went on, Huck took control and in the sixth, he dropped his Polish counterpart with a huge left hand, Głowacki staggered to his feet and as the ref allowed the fight to continue, Huck came in to finish and Głowacki threw back everything he had, rocking Huck in the process and keeping him from ending the bout. The fight continued, and it was becoming more and more clear that Huck was taking control, he hit Głowacki with a huge punch in the tenth but his opponent survived. Coming into the eleventh round Huck was ahead on all three scorecards, he out-boxed the now desperate Głowacki for most of the round. Until after throwing a barrage of shots, Huck moved back with his hands down and Głowacki threw a vicious left-right combination and Huck tumbled back. He got back up on rubbery legs, and as the ref allowed the bout to continue, Głowacki rushed in and threw everything at Huck while he lay on the ropes, he took two huge right hands as he dropped down against the ropes, just as the referee came in and waved off the bout. Huck lost his WBO cruiserweight title and failed to break the record.[29]

Huck vs. Afolabi IVEdit

Huck met Afolabi for a fourth time on 27 February 27, 2016 at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Germany.[30] Huck claimed Afolabi's International Boxing Organisation cruiserweight title with the victory after Afolabi failed return for round 11. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight on doctor's advice due to the bad condition of Afolabi's left eye. By round seven Afolabi's left eye was swollen shut. In the Post fight interview, Afolabi stated that he would have continued to fight, but he thanked the officials for protecting him as he was unable to do so.[31]

Huck was scheduled to defend his IBO world title against British boxer Ovill McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KO’s) at the Festhalle Arena in Frankfurt on 24 September.[32] On September 20, a week before the fight, McKenzie pulled out of the fight due to illness. It was said that McKenzie had been given medical advice from health professionals. McKenzie later retired.[33][34]

Huck vs. KucherEdit

On 18 October, it was announced that Huck would be defending his IBO title against Ukrainian boxer Dmytro Kucher (24-1-1, 18 KOs) on 19 November at the TUI Arena in Hanover. Kucher, ranked number 6 by the WBC, was regarded a dangerous first defence, having only lost to world cruiserweight challenger Illunga Makabu. Kucher was coming off an impressive first round knockout off former WBO champion Enzo Maccrinelli in June, also sending him into retirement. Kucher claimed the EBU title by defeating Maccrinelli.[35] Huck retained his IBO title with a 12 round unanimous decision win over Kucher. Huck was pressured throughout the whole 12 rounds with Kucher adopting a southpaw stance and giving Huck problems. Huck hurt Kucher in the 8th round after landing a hard right hand and then attempted to finish him off, but could only throw him on the canvas. After 12 rounds, the judges scored the fight 117–111, 119–109, and 117–111.[36][37]

Huck vs. BriedisEdit

Due to Tony Bellew fighting David Haye instead of taking on mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis (21-0, 18 KOs), the WBC ordered a match for the interim WBC cruiserweight title between Huck and Briedis, where the winner would earn a fight with Bellew for the full WBC title or possibly elevated to full championship status if Bellew decides to vacate and stay at heavyweight.[38] Negotiations were underway with a venue in Germany being discussed with the fight taking place on 1 April 2017.[39][40] On 18 January, Huck Sports Promotion announced the fight will take place at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund.[41] Bellew was named WBC Emeritus Champion on 28 March 2017 meaning the winner between Huck and Briedis would become full world champion.[42] Huck failed to capture the vacant WBC title and lost his IBO title in a one sided 12 round unanimous deicison loss. The first couple of rounds seemed close as there was not much action, from the third round, Briedis installed the jab and controlled the pace of the fight en route to becoming the first Latvian to win a world title. The three judges scorecards read 118–109, 117–110, and 116–111 in favour or Briedis.[43][44] Huck confirmed he would not be retiring despite his fourth career loss. "I’m too young to stop. I’m a true warrior. We’ll get the title back," he said.[45]

World Boxing Super SeriesEdit

On 27 June 2017 Huck announced that he would be participating in the World Boxing Super Series 8-man tournament which would start in September 2017. In a press release, Huck said, "I am thrilled to be joining the Champions League of Boxing. In the great history of the sport there has never been a tournament like this. Eight world-class fighters will enter the competition but just one man can prevail. I cannot wait to show the world that I am best of all those strong champions." The draw for the bracket style tournament was set to take place on 8 July 2017 in Monte Carlo.[46][47]

Huck vs. UsykEdit

At the Draft Gala, Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KOs), who was first-seeded, meaning he had the first pick of the tournament, chose to fight Huck in the quarter finals. When Usyk was asked why he chose Huck, he replied that it was because of his fans. Huck, also excited about the fight, said, "This was my wish opponent.” The fight, would be contested for Usyk's WBO cruiserweight title.[48] On July 26, it was announced that the fight would take place at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin on 9 September 2017. This would mark the second time Usyk would fight in Germany in his professional career, having fought their on his third professional bout in April 2014. It would also mark the first fight of the tournament.[49][50][51]

On 6 September, at the final press conference, Huck pushed Usyk in the face-off. In regards to the shove, Huck said, “I wanted to show Usyk that he is my hometown and that he should be prepared for the battle of his life on Saturday.” Usyk, who remained professional and calm, replied, “If you want to be a great champion, you have to beat the best and Huck is one of the best. I chose to enter this tournament because it is a path to achieve my dream of unifying all the belts. There’s a prestigious trophy at stake too, the Muhammad Ali Trophy. We were born on the same day and I admire Ali because he is the biggest role model in boxing and I will thank God if I win a trophy with his name on it.”[52] As he was leaving the building, Usyk claimed he would 'bury' Huck.[53]

On fight night, Usyk used his footwork and combination punching to cruise to a TKO win. On top of his dominant performance, Usyk taunted Huck throughout the fight. In round 8, Usyk tripped on Huck's feet and Huck lost a point on the scorecards as he threw a punch at Usyk when the latter was down. Usyk continued to land combinations with little to no response from Huck until referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight in the tenth round. With the win, Usyk progressed to the semi-final stage of the Super Series and is slated to face the winner of the Mairis Briedis-Mike Perez fight. Huck has now suffered back to back defeats for the first time in his career.[54][55]

Return to heavyweightEdit

On 12 October 2017, Huck told German tabloid BILD, that he would not be retiring from the sport, but rather continue his career in 2018 campaigning once again at heavyweight. Huck made the decision after suffering his second stoppage loss in his last five fights. Huck fought his only heavyweight fight in 2012, unsuccessfully challenging Alexander Povetkin for the WBA 'Regular' title.[56][57] On 4 April 2018, Huck Box Promotion and Petko´s Box Promotion jointly announced that Huck would be returning on a card in Munich on 16 June 2018 at heavyweight.[58] On 9 April, 41 year old Turkish-born German boxer Yakup Saglam (40-4-0, 37 KOs) was announced as Huck's opponent.[59] Huck stopped Saglam in round 4 via TKO of their scheduled 10-round bout. The fight came to an end 26 seconds into round 4, when Saglam's corner threw in the towel.[60][61]

Huck vs. GuivasEdit

Almost 4 years after his US debut, Huck had his second fight in the US against Nick Guivas on 17 May, 2019. Huck dropped Guivas twice in the first round, and was initially awarded the TKO victory. However, after a review it was announced that the second knockdown was caused by an accidental foul. The fight was called a no-contest after the review.[62]

Huck vs. LewandowskiEdit

On 29 August, 2020, Huck fought Dennis Lewandowski. Huck dominated Lewadowski and won every round en route to a unanimous decision victory.[63]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
49 fights 42 wins 5 losses
By knockout 28 3
By decision 14 2
Draws 1
No contests 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
49 Win 42–5–1 (1)   Dennis Lewandowski UD 10 29 Aug 2020   Eisstadion, Braunlage, Germany
48 NC 41–5–1 (1)   Nick Guivas TKO 1 (8), 0:57 17 May 2019   Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US Originally a TKO win for Huck, later ruled an NC after an incorrect referee call
47 Win 41–5–1   Yakup Saglam TKO 4 (10), 0:26 16 Jun 2018   Ballhausforum, Munich, Germany
46 Loss 40–5–1   Oleksandr Usyk TKO 10 (12), 2:12 9 Sep 2017   Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany For WBO cruiserweight title;
World Boxing Super Series: cruiserweight quarter-final
45 Loss 40–4–1   Mairis Briedis UD 12 1 Apr 2017   Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany Lost IBO cruiserweight title;
For vacant WBC cruiserweight title
44 Win 40–3–1   Dmytro Kucher UD 12 19 Nov 2016   TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany Retained IBO cruiserweight title
43 Win 39–3–1   Ola Afolabi RTD 10 (12), 3:00 26 Feb 2016   Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Won IBO cruiserweight title
42 Loss 38–3–1   Krzysztof Głowacki KO 11 (12), 2:39 14 Aug 2015   Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, US Lost WBO cruiserweight title
41 Win 38–2–1   Mirko Larghetti UD 12 30 Aug 2014   Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
40 Win 37–2–1   Firat Arslan TKO 6 (12), 1:56 25 Jan 2014   Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
39 Win 36–2–1   Ola Afolabi MD 12 8 Jun 2013   Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
38 Win 35–2–1   Firat Arslan UD 12 3 Nov 2012   Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
37 Draw 34–2–1   Ola Afolabi MD 12 5 May 2012   Messe, Erfurt, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
36 Loss 34–2   Alexander Povetkin MD 12 25 Feb 2012   Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany For WBA (Regular) heavyweight title
35 Win 34–1   Rogelio Omar Rossi KO 6 (12), 1:09 22 Oct 2011   Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
34 Win 33–1   Hugo Garay TKO 10 (12), 1:10 16 Jul 2011   Olympia Eishalle, Munich, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
33 Win 32–1   Ran Nakash UD 12 2 Apr 2011   Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
32 Win 31–1   Denis Lebedev SD 12 18 Dec 2010   Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
31 Win 30–1   Matt Godfrey TKO 5 (12), 2:18 21 Aug 2010   Messe, Erfurt, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
30 Win 29–1   Brian Minto RTD 9 (12), 3:00 1 May 2010   Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
29 Win 28–1   Adam Richards KO 3 (12), 2:30 13 Mar 2010   Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
28 Win 27–1   Ola Afolabi UD 12 5 Dec 2009   Arena Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany Retained WBO cruiserweight title
27 Win 26–1   Victor Emilio Ramírez UD 12 29 Aug 2009   Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany Won WBO cruiserweight title
26 Win 25–1   Vitaliy Rusal TKO 5 (12), 2:58 9 May 2009   Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany Retained European cruiserweight title
25 Win 24–1   Geoffrey Battelo TKO 3 (12), 2:57 24 Jan 2009   Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Germany Retained European cruiserweight title
24 Win 23–1   Fabio Tuiach TKO 2 (12), 2:22 25 Oct 2008   Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg, Germany Retained European cruiserweight title
23 Win 22–1   Jean Marc Monrose TKO 2 (12), 1:17 20 Sep 2008   Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany Won European cruiserweight title
22 Win 21–1   Frantisek Kasanic TKO 9 (12), 2:52 17 May 2008   Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight title
21 Win 20–1   Leon Nzama TKO 5 (8), 1:06 12 Apr 2008   Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
20 Loss 19–1   Steve Cunningham TKO 12 (12), 1:56 29 Dec 2007   Seidensticker Halle, Bielefeld, Germany For IBF cruiserweight title
19 Win 19–0   Vadim Tokarev UD 12 26 May 2007   Jako Arena, Bamberg, Germany
18 Win 18–0   Ismail Abdoul UD 12 20 Jan 2007   St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland Retained European Union cruiserweight title
17 Win 17–0   Pietro Aurino TKO 2 (12) 16 Dec 2006   BigBox, Kempten, Germany Won vacant European Union cruiserweight title
16 Win 16–0   Rachid El Hadak KO 8 (8), 2:24 23 Sep 2006   Rittal Arena, Wetzlar, Germany
15 Win 15–0   Nuri Seferi UD 10 3 Jun 2006   TUI Arena, Hanover, Germany
14 Win 14–0   Lee Swaby RTD 6 (8), 3:00 4 Mar 2006   EWE Arena, Oldenburg, Germany
13 Win 13–0   Claudio Rîşco KO 7 (8), 2:15 28 Jan 2006   Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
12 Win 12–0   Michael Simms UD 8 17 Dec 2005   Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
11 Win 11–0   Rüdiger May UD 10 3 Sep 2005   Internationales Congress Centrum, Berlin, Germany
10 Win 10–0   Leri Okhanashvili TKO 2 (8), 2:19 2 Jul 2005   Karl-Eckel-Weg Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany
9 Win 9–0   Tipton Walker TKO 2 (8), 1:50 11 Jun 2005   BigBox, Kempten, Germany
8 Win 8–0   Stefan Kusnier KO 1 (6) 21 May 2005   Hala Sportowa MGOKSiR, Zdzieszowice, Poland
7 Win 7–0   Muhammed Ali Durmaz TKO 4 (6) 23 Apr 2005   Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, Germany
6 Win 6–0   Aleksandrs Borhovs TKO 4 (6) 12 Mar 2005   Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany
5 Win 5–0   Ervin Slonka TKO 4 (6), 1:23 10 Jan 2005   Boxtempel, Berlin, Germany
4 Win 4–0   Tomas Mrazek TKO 3 (6) 18 Dec 2004   Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany
3 Win 3–0   Wlodek Kopec TKO 1 (4), 2:26 4 Dec 2004   Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany
2 Win 2–0   Pavel Zima TKO 1 (4), 1:48 20 Nov 2004   BigBox, Kempten, Germany
1 Win 1–0   Pavel Cirok TKO 1 (4) 7 Nov 2004   Rockfabrik, Nuremberg, Germany

Television viewershipEdit


Date Fight Viewership (avg.) Network Source(s)
29 December 2007
Steve Cunningham vs. Marco Huck
Das Erste
29 August 2009
Victor Emilio Ramírez vs. Marco Huck
Das Erste
5 December 2009
Marco Huck vs. Ola Afolabi I
Das Erste
13 March 2010
Marco Huck vs. Adam Richards
Das Erste
1 May 2010
Marco Huck vs. Brian Minto
Das Erste
21 August 2010
Marco Huck vs. Matt Godfrey
Das Erste [64]
18 December 2010
Marco Huck vs. Denis Lebedev
Das Erste [65]
2 April 2011
Marco Huck vs. Ran Nakash
Das Erste
22 October 2011
Marco Huck vs. Rogelio Omar Rossi
Das Erste
16 July 2011
Marco Huck vs. Hugo Garay
Das Erste [66]
25 February 2012
Alexander Povetkin vs. Marco Huck
Das Erste [67]
5 May 2012
Marco Huck vs. Ola Afolabi II
Das Erste [68]
3 November 2012
Marco Huck vs. Firat Arslan I
Das Erste [69]
8 June 2013
Marco Huck vs. Ola Afolabi III
Das Erste [70]
25 January 2014
Marco Huck vs. Firat Arslan II
Das Erste [71]
26 February 2016
Marco Huck vs. Ola Afolabi IV
RTL Television [72][73][74]
19 November 2016
Marco Huck vs. Dmytro Kucher
RTL Television [75][73][76]
1 April 2017
Mairis Briedis vs. Marco Huck
RTL Television [72]
9 September 2017
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck
Sat.1 [77]
Total viewership 77,170,000


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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Ismail Abdoul
European Union
cruiserweight champion

16 December 2006 – May 2007
Title next held by
Giacobbe Fragomeni
Title last held by
Lubos Suda
IBF Inter-Continental
cruiserweight champion

17 May 2008 – September 2008
Title next held by
Enad Ličina
Preceded by European cruiserweight champion
20 September 2008 – August 2009
Title next held by
Enzo Maccarinelli
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by IBO cruiserweight champion
27 February 2016 – 1 April 2017
Vacant after loss to Mairis Briedis
Title next held by
Kevin Lerena
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by WBO cruiserweight champion
29 August 2009 – 14 August 2015
Succeeded by
Inaugural award PBC Fight of the Year
vs. Krzysztof Głowacki

Keith Thurman vs.
Shawn Porter
Tommy Coyle vs.
Daniel Brizuela
Round 11
ESPN Round of the Year
vs. Krzysztof Głowacki
Round 6

Dillian Whyte vs.
Derek Chisora
Round 5