Feature | Sep 04 2014

Johnny Nelson confirms plans to return to the ring and challenge Marco Huck

47-year-old Nelson tells Marc Gatford he wants to be the challenger in Huck's 14th defence

SKY presenter, Johnny Nelson, has confirmed his aspiration to return to the ring in a one off bout with world champion Marco Huck.

“I was asked how I’d fare against Huck back in my day. I said I’d probably knock him out. I was then asked how I’d fare now. I said give me six months and I’d beat him.” Nelson said.

It’s been nine years since the Sheffield man last laced up a pair of gloves in anger. In 2005, he was on the crest of a wave, setting the record for consecutive defences of the WBO cruiserweight crown. But perpetual injuries forced the proud Yorkshire-man into a premature retirement. The WBO title, which he safeguarded from 13 challengers, was unduly relinquished.