British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Ovill McKenzie has targeted a 2015 world title showdown with WBO belt holder Marco Huck after successfully coming through compatriot Matty Askin at the weekend.
The 35 year-old, who was born in Jamaica but now lives in Derby, has scored three impressive victories since making the move up to 200lbs after losing to Enzo Maccarinelli at light-heavyweight and now believes his time has come for a shot at the big prize.
McKenzie was handed a split decision win in a twelve round battle at York Hall on Saturday night and has all but ruled out a rematch with Askin by calling out formidable German Huck in what would be an explosive contest – on paper at least.
“It was a very tough fight and Askin really pushed me to the end,” said McKenzie, before adding: “I want the world title fight next to complete my career, WBO Champion Marco Huck is the man that I want.”
Huck, 30, is scheduled to defends his coveted strap against undefeated mandatory challenger Krzysztof Glowacki in the USA on June 12 and has plenty of suitors to his crown as former McKenzie foe Tony Bellew is also eyeing a clash with the ‘Cap’n’ this year.