Oleksandr Usyk and Marco Huck are to meet today to compete for the Muhammad Ali trophy.
Marco Huck has a great experience in boxing, as he was the WBO and IBO world champion. However, the German doesn’t own the titles now.
“I wanted to show Usyk that he is in my home city, and he should be ready for the fight of his life this Saturday. I am happy to be in Berlin, the city, where I achieved so many of my victories. It’s an importany match. Usyk has to be ready for war. Most importantly – it’s my boxing, and I’m not afraid of Oleksandr. When I’m confident in myself, I can defeat anyone,” Huck said.
Even though Usyk doesn’t have as much experience in competing with renowned boxers, he has held the WBO junior heavyweight title since 2016. As of May 2017 he is ranked as the world's best in the division by The Ring magazine, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and BoxRec.
Usyk, in his turn, said that he “chose him (Huck), because if you want to be strong, you have to work with and defeat strong ones. To become a reat champion, one needs to believe in oneself. I agreed to participate in this tournament, because the trophy is named after Muhammed Ali. I was born on the same day as this great champion – that’s a sign. I’ll bury him (Huck) on Saturday”.