Oleksandr Usyk stops Marco Huck to defend title in another sizzling performance, showing just why many are tipping him to win the cruiserweights tournament.
Oleksandr Usyk defended his world title with a 10th round stoppage of Marco Huck in what became a one side bout.
The years seemed to have caught up with Huck, as the Ukrainian fighter looked the fitter, more conditioned and fresher of the two.
For years we have seen Huck be the stronger and more dominate fighter, but the tables have been turned and it was Usyk who dominated the German, seemingly able to T-off when ever he felt like and landing some heavy blows that broke pieces off the German round after round.
As the fight went on you could see the forlorn look on Huck’s face as nothing seemed to be working for him.
He was bullied, pushed back and you saw the frustration spill over in round 8 with the low blow that resulted in him been deducted a point.
Come round 10 and Usyk showed how good his in ring ability is. He moved Huck round the ring in expert fashion taking his time, picking his shots and making them count.
Huck tried his best by covering up and trying to fire back (all what wildly), but in the end the referee Robert Byrd had seen enough and called a halt to the contest.
This win takes Usyk through to the semi finals of the World Boxing Super Series.
Up next in the Super Series for the Cruiserweights is September 23 – Yunier Dorticos v Dmitry Kudryashov – Alamodrome in San Antonio for the WBA regular cruiserweight title