Huck: I’m going to prove people wrong by beating Povetkin
(Picture: Andreas Sauer) By Sean McDaniel: WBO crusierweight champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KO’s) sees himself being overlooked by boxing fans as he goes into this Saturday’s fight against unbeaten WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KO’s) in their fight at the Porseche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Huck, 27, was quoted by fightnews.com as saying this in his final press conference “Many people still do not believe in my abilities. That is nothing new to me. I will continue to prove everybody wrong. I am up for this challenge. I have made a habit of accomplishing my goals. My current target is to live up to my childhood dream – to become the heavyweight world champion.”
Huck has certainly picked the right heavyweight world champion to try and accomplish his goal because if he had chosen one of the Klitschko brothers, then I’d say he’s got zero chance of beating either. They’re too big, too strong and too good for the likes of the 6’1″ Huck. But Povetkin is definitely a beatable fighter and Huck could win this fight if he applies a lot of pressure and beats Povetkin by getting the better of him during the exchanges. Huck will have to be busier than he normally is because he’s probably not going to be able to knock Povetkin out because he’s used to getting hit by bigger fighters than Huck, and it’s kind of doubtful that Huck’s power will carry up with him to the heavyweight division in any real way.
Huck will likely still have some power, but not enough to send Povetkin crashing to the canvas. It isn’t a good sign that three out of Huck’s last four opponents has gone deep in the fight with him. He’s not knocking everybody out like he was previously when he was facing mostly weaker opposition time and time again. Povetkin is not only bigger but he’s also a more technically sound fighter than Huck and that could prove to be the difference in this fight unless Huck can come up with something really special in this fight.