Marco “Captain” Huck cannot wait to erase the darkest hour of his career and finally become world champion. The European cruiserweight champion (25-1, 20 KOs) comes face-to-face with WBO cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (15-1, 12 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle on Saturday night. Today both fighters showed their skills in front of 1.000 fans at L+T Fashion House in Osnabruck. “When I saw Ramirez in the ring, I wanted to fight him straight away,” Huck said. “I cannot wait for Saturday. I have worked hard with my coach Mr. Wegner and I am confident I will leave the ring victorious.” While Huck did three rounds of pad work, Ramirez wrapped up his session when he spotted Ulli Wegner in the stands. “He is a tough guy,” Wegner lauded. “But Marco has really worked hard and drawn the right conclusions from his loss against Cunningham in December 2007. He can fulfill his dream and become the next German champion but he needs to stick to our game plan.”
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It will be a busy night for Wegner who will also be in the corner for the second main fight of the night when Karo Murat (19-0, 12 KOs) collides with Sergey Demchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight title. Murat has just vacated his European super middleweight Title to challenge at a new weight. “The first fight in a new division is always a tricky one but Karo is well prepared,” Wegner said. “His punches will be a lot harder.”
Also in action will be the “Nordic Nightmare” Robert Helenius (8-0, 4 KOs) as well as up-and-coming middleweight Dominik Britsch (14-0, 5 KOs), who is seeking his 15th win in as many fights when he takes on Salvatore Annunziaza (11-2, 2 KOs). Former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster (35-4, 30 KOs) will make his second fight for Team Sauerland, locking horns with Gbenga Oloukun (16-1, 10 KOs). Brewster received loud cheers today, with the crowd obviously remembering his spectacular KO victories over Wladimir Klitschko and Luan Krasniqi.