Both WBO Cruiserweight Champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (15-1, 12 KOs) and challenger Marco “Captain“ Huck (25-1, 20 KOs) are brimming with confidence ahead of their clash at Halle´s Gerry Weber Stadium on Saturday night. “I will win early,” Ramirez predicted during today´s press conference. “Huck is a strong opponent, but I will not allow anyone to take the title away from me. I have worked very hard to become champion and I will take the belt home to Argentina.” Huck would not allow himself to be provoked. “All that matters is a victory,” he stated when asked about his thoughts of knocking Ramirez out. “All my life I have been working to become world champion. I have learned from the loss against Cunningham. This is my second chance. I am a better, a more mature fighter. I have dedicated my whole life to this chance. I will make the most of it on Saturday night.”
Huck will be counting on the ferocious home support of the fans in Halle (Westphalia), which is just ten miles from his home city Bielefeld. “I know the Gerry Weber Stadium from all the big tennis events with the likes of Roger Federer. It has always been my dream to fight here. I will not disappoint my fans.”
Also in action will be former WBO Heavyweight Champion Lamon Brewster (35-4, 30 KOs), who takes on Gbenga Oloukun (16-1, 10 KOs). “He is a tough guy with a good record but he better watches out,” Brewster said. “The first mistake he makes will be his last. I am excited to fight in Halle. I need to get the ring rust off me. I think I will need three fights until I can challenge for the world title again. I am completely healthy and in great shape. I was the last man to beat Wladimir Klitschko and he was the last man to beat me so we should see who wins a third time. Saturday will mark the return of Lamon Brewster.”
Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Karo Murat (19-0, 12 KOs) will face Sergey Demchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title in the co-featured main event.