There will be no world championship boxing inside the ring this Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. With WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (26-2-1, 25 KOs) sidelined due to a hairline fracture in his left elbow and not able to compete in a rematch with Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs), the whole fight card is postponed to a later date.
“Huck vs. Arslan II – that is the fight people want to see. In agreement with all parties involved we came to the conclusion to postpone this event onto a later date – hopefully to happen in Stuttgart,” stated Chris Meyer, CEO of Sauerland Event. “We will announce the exact date in the following days.” Regarding Huck’s injury, Meyer said: “First of all, Marco Huck has to get well again and cleared by the doctors. His next step would be to start preparations from the scratch.”
42-year-old WBO Mandatory Challenger Firat Arslan was also very disappointed when he heard of Huck’s injury. “I had put in a lot of work to be in perfect shape for next weekend but that was to no avail,” said Arslan. “As professional athletes, we sometimes have to deal with those kinds of injuries. I have said before that I am a patient man – sooner or later I will get my chance. I will dethrone Marco Huck and become world champion again.”