Today at 2:30 pm EDT on BoxNation in the UK, and streaming live for BN subscribers on LiveSport.TV, Marco Huck will defend his WBO cruiserweight title against Firat Arslan in the main event from Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany.
Huck (34-2-1, 25 KO) has gone 0-1-1 this year in a pair of good fights, a debatable loss to Alexander Povetkin at heavyweight, and a dramatic draw against Ola Afolabi in his last bout on May 5. The 27-year-old is the favorite today against 42-year-old Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KO), but Arslan surprised a lot of folks by taking Alexander Alekseev to a draw on May 11, in a fight many felt he deserved to win.
The winner has been ordered to face Afolabi, but Huck is talking of making a serious move to heavyweight and fighting a Klitschko brother.
Dustin Dirks (25-0, 19 KO) will face Brazil's Cleiton Conceicao (18-4-2, 14 KO) in a 12-round light heavyweight bout for a minor WBA title. Dirks, 23, is a decent prospect. This will be his first fight scheduled for over eight rounds.
Heavyweight Edmund Gerber (21-0, 14 KO) has looked increasingly like a fraud of late, robbing American veteran Maurice Harris in May, and then getting a joke of a stoppage win over Michael Sprott in September, which resulted in an angry Sprott putting the referee on his hindquarters. Gerber, 24, is dying to be exposed, and today he faces 38-year-old Darnell "Ding-a-Ling Man" Wilson (24-15-3, 20 KO), a 5'10" American who is really a cruiserweight. Gerber should win, if only because it appears he's being gloriously protected for whatever reason, but Wilson can thump. Wilson is just 2-10 in his last 12, though.