Former WBO heavyweight champion Marco Hack to return to heavyweight in June – Latest Boxing News

Former WBO heavyweight champion and all-around crowd favorite Marco Huck will return next month as a heavyweight. Hook, now 39 and having not boxed for almost four full years, will face much larger boxer Eugenios Lazaridis on June 29, German media reported. Huck, 42-5-1(28), fought at heavyweight against Alexander Povetkin several years ago, the two battled over 12 thrilling rounds, with Povetkin retaining his WBA heavyweight belt via majority decision back in February 2012. And now Huck says he's aiming to bring the world heavyweight title back to Germany.

But how much does Huck have left at almost 40 years and after so many wars in the ring? Hak communicated with almost everyone: from Alexander Usyk to Krzysztof Glowacki, from Ola Afolabi to Denis Lebedev. And Huck, no matter whether he won or lost, always gave his all. But Hak's great nights were quite a long time ago, with the ring warrior having his last big fight, this time with Usyk, about seven years ago. Again, how much does Huck have left here in 2024?

Lazaridis, from Greece, is a big guy at 6ft 6in, and at 36 years old, he's no chicken himself. Lazaridis, who lives in Germany, is now 19-5 (13) and has been stopped twice. Not a bad opponent for Hak's comeback after all the time he's spent out of the ring. Lazaridis was in the ring with some familiar names including Agit Kabayel, Erkan Teper and Denis Bakhtov, with the Athens-born man picking up a stoppage victory and playing hard.

Since Hak has been out for so long, it's hard to predict what will happen in this fight. Hack will be significantly inferior in height and reach. Huck's goal of becoming the heavyweight champion may prove very difficult for him. However, many fans have a soft spot for “Captain” Hack and will be rooting for him when he returns to the ring.

What do you think?

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