After the final sparring session ahead of his world championship fight against Dmytro Kucher on November 19th the reigning IBO-Champ opted to have a little fun.
Marco Huck, just a week before you fight versus Dmytro Kucher you turned 32. How did you feel on your special day?
I felt really good. I thought a lot about the past 12 years ever since I joined the professional ranks. During this time a lot of people have tried to put stones on my path to the top. But I am grateful to every one of them as they have all made me the person I am today.
Your birthday collided with the final day of training camp. Were you able to celebrate at all?
I was able to celebrate and I did, of course not too much though. Camp has been going so well, that I could afford a bit of fun. My coach Varol und my Physio Paul weren’t able to keep up. We definitely had a good time
Looking back at the past 12 months, how would you summarize them?
The past year was one of the most successful one, on a personal as well as professional level. A lot has happened since my last birthday. I signed a contract with the broadcaster RTL, something every European boxer can only dream of. Huck Sports Promotion keeps growing and when I won the world championship in February the fans showed me that they are still right behind me and supporting me all the way. And my private life is also great. I have to amazing sons who are both happy healthy and a beautiful wife.
Your preparations are now over – how did the last weeks go?
To begin with it was tough to motivate myself again after the cancelation in September. But I was determined to get back into the ring this year. Hence I trained heard over the past weeks and I will walk into the ring on with a clean conscience. And I will be successful against Dmytro Kucher.