Exclusive: Marco Huck throws hat into the ring to face Tony Bellew

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One of the longest reigning cruiserweight champions of all time, Marco Huck is on the lookout for his next big test and hopes to entice WBC title holder Tony Bellew into a fight this autumn.

The 31 year-old is rejuvenated following victory over British puncher Ola Afolabi in February, a victory that wiped away the memory of Huck’s knockout defeat to Krzysztof Glowacki six months earlier.

Huck was ahead on the scorecards when Glowacki was able to get him out of there with just one round remaining of his US debut, although ‘The Cap’n’ is now focused on landing a potential shot at Bellew.

‘The Bomber’ announced his return date of October this week and Huck has offered his services for what would be a headlining fight in Liverpool, England in front of the belt holder’s adoring fans.

“I would be willing to take on Tony Bellew immediately, I mean why wait until October?” an eager Huck exclusively said to World Boxing News.

“Fighting in Britain has always been a dream of mine, anyways. But to be honest, I doubt it will happen anytime soon. He knows I would smash him to pieces. He is scared of me and will take easier options to hold on to his belt for a while.

“We did get in touch with them but never heard anything back and I think that pretty much says it all.”

Asked what he made of Bellew’s win over Junior Makabu at Goodison Park in May, Huck added: “The fight was a spectacle and interesting to watch. Two really strong guys who gave the fans a great show.”

Bellew has been vocal in calling out compatriot David Haye for an all-UK battle - potentially at the heavyweight limit, and like many, Huck would like to see that contest come to fruition one day.

“Obviously, that would be an interesting fight. Two strong and powerful Brits facing each other is always an exciting fight. It’s one of those fights where I cannot pick either one. I would just enjoy watching the fight,” he said.

Without Bellew, Huck still has plenty of options open to him and is planning to be throwing punches again within the next three months.

“I will return to the ring in August or September. I am ready to go and want to get back to doing what I do best.”