I believe the term is "crossroads fight."
Two cruiserweight veterans on opposite ends of recent knockouts will look to finally put an end to their six-year rivalry when recently-deposed WBO champion Marco Huck faces newly-minted IBO titleholder Ola Afolabi on February 27th in Halle, Germany.
Heading into his August fight with Krzysztof Glowacki, Huck (38-3-1, 26 KO) had not lost at cruiserweight since 2007, and even his heavyweight loss to Alexander Povetkin could have easily gone his way. In a terrific scrap, Huck managed to drop the Polish challenger hard in the sixth round and seemed en route to finally breaking Johnny Nelson's record for consecutive cruiserweight title defenses. Instead, Glowacki smashed him with a massive left hand to hand Huck his first career knockdown and, after some follow-up shots, his first career knockout loss.
Afolabi (22-4-4, 11 KO), meanwhile, seemed on the downswing after losing an IBF title bid to Victor Ramirez in April and entered his recent fight with Rakhim Chakhkiev a considerable underdog. "Veteran savvy" isn't just a thing commentators say when they're trying to justify pitting a washed-up old man against the newest Neo-Tyson, though, and Afolabi survived an early swarm to score one of the year's best knockouts and earn the IBO belt in the process.
Huck's 31 and Afolabi's 35, but they look like they've still got a lot left in the tank. Think Afolabi manages to finally get a win here?