Feature | Feb 25 2016

Preview: Marco Huck v Ola Afolabi

Marco Huck and Ola Afolabi will meet for a fourth time this weekend
Marco Huck vs Ola Afolabi fight time
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Marco Huck may be 2-0-1 up in his ‘rivalry’ with Ola Afolabi, but that’s not stopping them meeting for a fourth time. The cruiserweights will go at it in a relative crossroads fight on Saturday night [February 27] at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany.

Huck has twice outpointed the London-born Afolabi and they drew in 2012. All were close fights and they were all exciting clashes – enough to warrant their next bout. The circumstances are significantly different this time around though.

Each time they fought each other in the past, Huck was defending the WBO world cruiserweight title he held for six years. In his last outing, Huck relinquished his belt to Krzysztof Glowacki when the plucky Pole rose from the canvas to stop the champion inside 11 rounds in what was a big upset.