The first wave of the WBSS (World Boxing Super Series) is expected to be tense. The current WBO titleholder Oleksandr Usyk will face Marco Huck at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin on September 9.
Usyk, regarded as the favorite according to VIP-IBC odds at 1.068, picked the former long-reigning world titleholder at the Draft Gala in Monaco earlier in July.
When he was asked about his expectations, Usyk expressed his thoughts by stating:
“I can’t wait for the start of the tournament. I miss the ring and look forward to hearing the opening bell ring again. At the moment, I am not thinking of my opponent. I am concentrated on my preparation. I’ve got many things to do in my training camp. If he wishes, he may think about me. I have seen that I am the favorite (to win the tournament). I am confident in what I am doing at the moment. Once the first round begins I will start doing my job. I will box with passion and devotion.”
On the other hand, Huck, currently rated at No 7, lost his most recent fight to World Boxing Super Series entrant Mairis Briedis. However, he is still confident that he can get back to his old winning ways against the Ukrainian, especially since he will be enjoying the benefit of the home advantage.
“I am very excited that I am meeting the so-called favorite for the tournament already in the first fight. This will definitely be a fight that no fan should miss. I have won world titles and defended them many times, but the Muhammad Ali Trophy is unique, I would love to win it.”
The early odds for Marco Huck are at 10.310 for this confrontation showing clearly the permeating feeling that he doesn’t have too much of a chance against Usyk.
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