Huck hones in on record cruiserweight defence over unbeaten Glowacki
WBO cruiserweight title-holder Marco Huck is targeting a record 14th successive defence of his crown as he prepares to face undefeated Polish bruiser Krzysztof Glowacki, in what will be the giant German’s American debut.
At the Prudential Center in New Jersey, 30-year-old Huck will look to surpass Johnny Nelson’s record for most successful consecutive cruiserweight title defences, and is 6/4 with Coral to do so by a points decision.
Although, the towering German will be making his maiden ring appearance on American soil, and also enters his 42nd professional career bout with a new trainer, having not fought in over a year.
Despite a 12-month lay-off from the sport, and having prepared with new coach Don House for his returning encounter, Huck is still confident of making a successful comeback in America, after 23 consecutive fights on home soil.
“I don’t really concern myself with my opponents,” Huck recently stated at a media workout at Global Boxing Gym in North Bergen.
“A lot of people before [Glowacki] have said they were in the best shape of their lives. He’s not the first one and they all came crashing down. My opponents adjust to me; I don’t adjust to them.”
His unbeaten opposition Glowacki comes into the clash on the back of winning the WBO European cruiserweight title from Nuri Seferi in Poland, and is 15/2 to earn his 25th career victory by stopping Huck.
Though the German’s new mentor House has claimed his camp aren’t worried about devastating Pole Glowacki, despite the 29-year-old having been so far unstoppable in his professional career to date.
“We saw some of (Glowacki’s) fights; I’m not too concerned with him other than he’s a southpaw,” stated House. “I don’t think he has Marco’s power, Marco’s speed.”
Huck has also declared he has unfinished business in the heavyweight division, where he was last lost a majority decision to then-WBA title-holder Alexander Povetkin in 2012, claiming he wants more outings as a cruiserweight before moving up.
“When I go back up eventually I don’t want to fight any bums,” said Huck. “I want to fight the big guys right away. I’ve been mentioning [Wladimir] Klitschko for a number of years now.
“So far he’s dodged the bullet. Maybe I’ll go up and fight (WBC titleholder) Deontay Wilder, he’s also an interesting option.”
Before then, Huck will have to tame a so far untoppled Glowacki in America, and he is even-money to do so by KO or TKO.