“The Dancing Destroyer” will be back at the North Sea on March 6th. Herbie Hide will return to the Kugelbake-Halle in Cuxhaven, Germany, for his WBC Final Eliminator against Matt Godfrey. In his last fight on November 18th, Hide won an unexpectedly hard fought unanimous decision over Polish journeyman Lukasz Rusiewicz. “I was sick at that time and could not show my real power and speed”, says Herbie. “That’s why I am very happy that I can go back to Cuxhaven and show the people there the real “Dancing Destroyer”. I will get rid of Godfrey in style to go on and become cruiserweight champion of the world.”
If Hide is true to his word he could make history in becoming the first former world heavyweight champion to claim the cruiserweight title. The winner of Hide vs. Godfrey is set to face the winner of the WBC title bout between Giacobbe Fragomeni and Krysztof Wlodarczyk (March 27th in Milan).
“Herbie might be world champion by summer”, states promoter Ahmet Öner. “Nobody would have thought that when he first signed with me two years ago. I was the only one who trusted in him. I knew that he still had what it takes to achieve great things. Herbie is special.”
There will be seven fights in Cuxhaven in total. Eurosport will broadcast the show live.