Marco Huck (38-3-1, 26 KOs) is set to take on Ola Afolabi (22-4-4, 11 KOs) yet again in a cruiserweight fight that will be held on February 27 at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle Westfalen, Germany. Their first three encounters were all competitive fights, but Huck is 2-0-1 in those three meetings. This bout will also be Huck's first since his upset knockout loss to Krzysztof Glowackithis this past August.
"In my last fight, I didn't show what I [am] able to do. I beat myself against Glowacki. It won't happen again," Huck said. "I'm getting ready with my new coach for the fight on Feb. 27. I will be in top condition this time. Ola and I fought three very hard and close fights in the past, which were all decided in the last rounds. But now I want to end this chapter with an early KO victory and end it once and for all."
Afolabi is currently coming off a fifth round KO over Rakhim Chakhkiev last month to win an IBO title that he will now defend against Huck.
"I am very pleased to fight against Huck again. Our previous battles were all very exciting and close. This time though there is a big difference: I am the reigning world champion and he is the challenger. I will defend my title because I am at the peak of my career. Huck will get what Rakhim Chakhkiev got," said Afolabi.