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In his first fight outside of his adopted home of Germany, the Serbian-born Huck has a chance to grab the attention of the American boxing fan.
Huck has ruled the cruiserweight division for the better part of the last seven years. He’s been a world champion in the weight class since August 2009. The German has just one loss in the division in his career. That coincidentally came against Cunningham in 2008.
Huck’s other pro loss came in a one-fight run at heavyweight when he lost a majority decision to former WBA champion Alexander Povetkinin 2012. In his last fight, Huck easily outboxed Mirko Larghetti en route to a unanimous-decision win in August 2014. After nearly a full year outside of the ring, Huck will fight in front of the largest worldwide audience in his career.
At 30 years old, he still has a lot left in the tank, but it seems he may be getting a bit bored with the sport. Per BoxingScene.com, the former kickboxer spoke with UFC President Dana White about a potential run in mixed martial arts down the road.
For now, he must focus on a formidable challenger whose primary focus is to take the longtime champion’s belt away.
Glowacki is largely untested. He’s had just six fights scheduled for more than eight rounds, and only his last two wins, a unanimous decision over Nuri Seferi in January and a fifth-round KO of Thierry Karl in October 2014, have come against decent competition.
On Friday, he’ll be in the ring with arguably the best in the division. We’ll see which man proves to be superior.