Boxing Preview – Marco Huck vs Krzysztof Glowacki

Boxing Preview – Marco Huck vs Krzysztof Glowacki

Boxing Preview – Marco Huck vs Krzysztof Glowacki  

Following a weekend of no notable bouts, Boxing returns this weekend with world championship action. Friday night kicks off proceedings with a good card at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The support to the main event sees the WBO World cruiserweight championship up for grabs as Marco Huck defends his belt in his US debut. He will be facing off against the motivated Pol, Krzysztof Glowacki, looking to avenge his brother’s defeat to Huck in the amateurs.

We are expecting Huck to win this by decision or technical decision due to his extra talent and Glowacki’s resilience. This is priced at 7/4 with Bet365, and you can claim a £100 betting bonus by clicking here. 

Marco Huck has more-or-less gone about his business and claimed the cruiserweight division as his own under the radar. He has been told by the likes of veterans Johnny Nelson and Roy Jones Jr that they could beat him, but he has kept his head and still continues to win. The big German, born out of Serbia, has carved 41 fight record, with 38 wins, 26 stoppages, 2 losses and a draw. His last three bouts have been defences of the belt he has held for 6 years. He earned a majority decision against Ola Afolabi in May 2012, avenging their previous draw. He then spectacularly knocked out Firat Aslan in their second contest in January 2014, before more recently earning a unanimous decision over Mirko Larghetti in August 2014.

Huck is a very cagey Boxer who won’t give his opponents much opportunity to land due to his high and tight guard and very good footwork for his weight. Is he does get hit, it doesn’t do too much because of how durable he is, as seen against Alexander Povetkin. He has a solid right hand which sets him up for good combination punching, and he has a bit of power in both hands. He’s very strong legged. Technically, he sometimes stays behind his guard too often which sees his opposition beat him to the punch, thus losing points. This can also means the pace gets dictated by his opponent. He’s been very inactive which makes you think if ring rust will be an issue.

Glowacki has come up as one of the small selection of talented Boxers from Poland making a mark in their respective division, along the likes of Andrzej Fonfara, Artur Szpilka and the namesake in his division, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. Glowacki will be hoping he can imitate the success of Wlodarczyk in the cruiserweight division, and he’s well on his way with a 24 fight undefeated record with 15 stoppages. He shutout Ismael Abdoul by unanimous decision in June 2014, before stopping Thierry Karl impressively in the fifth round in October 2014. He most recently won a dominating unanimous decision over Nuri Seferi in January 2015 to earn his shot tonight.

Glowacki is perhaps considers a jack of all trades in being pretty good at every component. His pure Boxing which derived from a good amatuer career is his forte, with a stiff jab and generally good point punching. He is however quite accustomed to the tough European style of brawling, and he does it well. He has a good amount of power in both hands and in particular, his work to the body is solid. As a jack of all trades, Glowacki can sometimes not do enough to win in a round when his opponent will counter his Boxing and offer some good punches. He fails to get an upper-hand in the exchanges which Huck can definitely exploit.

This has the making to be quite a sneaky good cruiserweight fight which you don’t get to see many of these days. As the story goes, Glowacki’s brother narrowly lost to Huck in the amateurs which was the result of a rather dirty fight forced by Huck. Glowacki on the night asked Huck to fight him behind the arena as revenge for his brother but Huck refused. That led paths to this fight tonight. I like Glowacki, and I can see he’s a very motivated Boxer who wants to succeed, Huck is a naturally talented fighter who has all control of the division, and ultimately, I think his talent overrules Glowacki’s because his talent will be more forced when it comes to fight night. That being said, ring rust might be an issue for Huck. Glowacki has had three fights in the space of Huck having one. With that being said, I don’t think this fight gets stopped early as Glowacki will be willing to go to war, and will not want to throw in the towel. Unless this fight has a flash knockout, I see it going to the judges, where ultimately Huck will get the close decision. Don’t count Glowacki out in the future though.

Dan Glozier.


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