Three Best WBC Diamond Heavyweight Elite Dream Fights for Marco Huck
Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Former WBO and IBO World Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck, sometimes called ‘Captain Huck’, is 34 years old and is now campaigning at heavyweight. This past June 2018, Huck stopped (40-4) Yakup Saglam in the fourth round in his heavyweight debut.
The more recently created elite World Boxing Council Diamond championship belt is available, and has never been fought for at heavyweight. Huck, a veteran elite class fighter of 23 WBA, WBO and IBO world title bouts, and a European champion as well, has never fought for a WBC title. Who would qualify as a WBC elite Huck heavyweight opponent?
Several names immediately emerge in the elite category Huck could fight for the WBC diamond belt in his home country of Germany.
One, Steve Cunningham. If the price is right, Cunningham will show up for the epic rematch, with the highly significant WBC Diamond heavyweight title belt at stake. In December 2007, Huck, after winning the IBF eliminator bout by decision over the then undefeated Vadim Tokarev, lost by twelfth round stoppage to Cunningham for the BIF World Cruiserweight title in Germany. Cunningham, now 42 years old, 29-9-1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has not fought since losing a 10 round decision to Andrew Tabiti at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in August 2017. The timing is perfect for a Huck-Cunningham rematch, at heavyweight.
Two, Guillermo Jones. A Don King rare commodity, a former WBA World Cruiserweight champion, Jones, 46 years old, whose ring appearances in recent years are rare, is coming off a unique eleven round split decision win over Ytalo Perea for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title in November 2017.
Three, Harry Simon or Antonio Tarver. These are rare talented elite fighters who would qualify to fight for the WBC Diamond heavyweight title if they accepted a Marco Huck challenge. Simon, 31-0 out of Namibia, at 44 years old has the longest unbeaten streak in professional boxing at 24 years, and is coming off a first round knockout win over Kaminja Ramadhan in November 2018. Tarver, 31-6-1, Tampa, Florida, a former World Light heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion, has been inactive since fighting a 12 round heavyweight draw with Steve Cunningham in August 2015 at Prudential Center Newark.
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