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PBC on Spike results: Krzysztof Glowacki stops Marco Huck to win WBO cruiserweight belt

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Marco Huck's run as WBO cruiserweight titleholder is over, as he was stunned by Krzysztof Glowacki tonight in Newark.

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Marco Huck was trying to break his tie with Johnny Nelson for the most consecutive cruiserweight title defenses. Krzysztof Glowacki had other ideas. Glowacki came off the canvas to stop Marco Huck at 2:39 of round 11, winning the WBO cruiserweight title and remaining undefeated.

Glowacki (25-0, 16 KO) started fast in the fight, bringing some aggression to Huck (38-3-1, 26 KO) and landing some good body shots early in the fight. Huck, as always, was able to battle back, and dropped Glowacki in round six. The Polish fighter was wobbly on his feet when he got back up, and referee Dave Fields made a pivotal decision to allow the fight to continue. Glowacki repaid that confidence to the referee by throwing bombs at Huck immediately, and the two warred to end the sixth round.

From there, it became a war of attrition, and it appeared as though Huck, who has tons of experience going deep in fights, was getting the better of things down the stretch. But Glowacki landed a thunderous left hand that dropped the German for the first time in his pro career, and with Huck clearly seriously hurt, Glowacki pounced once the action resumed, battering Huck until he was about to fall through the ropes, when Fields stepped in to stop the fight.

It's a huge win, obviously, for Glowacki, and puts him into the elite ranks of the cruiserweight division. This was a fight with some lulls in action, but largely very entertaining, and fought hard by both men. You can't ask for much more than that.