IBO Cruiserweight world champion, Marco Huck, will defend his crown against Ovill McKenzie in Frankfurt on September 24th.
Both Huck and McKenzie are eager to return to the ring, with Huck keen to put on a show for his fans in Germany.
“My fans kept asking me when the next fight was, so I actually feel like it’s a great honor that they want to see me back in the ring,” said Huck. “I will thank them by putting on a great performance. It gives me an extra rush of adrenaline when I hear the crowd shouting “Huck, Huck, Huck! – You cannot put a price tag on that feeling. I am 31-years-old now, the prime age for a boxer and I will leave the ring just the way I entered it, as the champion.
“McKenzie did really well during his last fights and should have won the IBF-Title against Ramirez, so I have to be careful and wont underestimate him. But I just pay attention to whether he is a orthodox or southpaw and the rest will present itself on the night.”
McKenzie is eager to get his hands on a world title after his controversial draw with the current IBF champion, Emilio Ramirez, in Argentina last year.
“I am travelling to Frankfurt to give a great performance,” said McKenzie. “I don’t want the people to look at my record and write me off immediately or that it will be a walk in the park for Huck. I am in great shape. I will take Marco’s belt off him and bring it back to England.
“I will give the performance of my life. I am a real fighter, a warrior. I am 36 now, but I honestly feel like I’m 20. I am in amazing shape.”