Huck keeps WBO Cruiserweight title by finishing Garay
16 July 2011
Olympia-Eissportzentrum, MŁnchen, Bayern, Germany
WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck of Germany stopped Hugo Garay of Argentina in the 10th round to retain his world title.
Huck, 26 years-old, knocked down Garay in the first round, however the South American he wasn’t seriously hurt. Then the champ had to fight hard against the relentless challenger.
In round three Huck was deducted a point for hitting behind the head.
The brutal back and forth action continued until round ten when Huck knocked down Garay with and referee Luis Pabon waved it off.
The end came at 1:10 of the 10th when Huck caught Garay, 30 yearls old, with a right to the chin, another right to the side of the head and then landed a huge left to the chin that sent Garay sprawling to the floor.
The Argentine could not get up before the count.
"Kšpt'n" Huck, former EBU champion, retained his belt for the 7th time and improved to 33-1-0 (24).
"Pigu" Garay, former WBA light-heavyweight champ, dropped to 34-6-0 (18).
European light-heavyweight champion Edouard Gutknecht, 29 years-old, outpointed Italian Lorenzo Di Giacomo, 33 years-old, to retain his continental crown on a wide unanimous decision over twelve one-sided rounds.
German-Kazakhstan Gutknecht, who had captured his belt by blasting out in 8 round British defending champ Danny McIntosh, made his 1st voluntary defence.
Scored: two 119-107 (Jan Christensen and Beat Hausammann) and one 120-105 (Philippe Verbeke). Referee was Manuel Oliver Palomo.
Gutknecht, 22-1-0 (9), will defend the EBU 175-lbs title against the mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov, 32 years-old from Ukraine.
Di Giacomo, rated EBU # 15, is 41-5-1 (18).
Unbeaten middleweight Dominik Britsch, 23 years-old, scored a TKO at 1:15 of the ninth round over Ryan Davis, to capture the vacant IBF Inter-Continental 160-lbs title.
German Britsch raised his mark to 24-0-0 (9).
Davis, 33 years old from East Saint Louis, Illinois, fell to 23-9-3 (9).
Unbeaten Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev, 30 years-old, was too fats and skilled for Maksym Pedyura, 33 yars-old from Ukraine, winning a unanimous decision in 8 rounds.
“The Cobra” Pulev, EBU # 5 and mandatory challenger for vacant EU title, is 13-0-0 (6).
Pedyura is reportedly 13-2-1 (11).
In a battle of light-punching middleweights, unbeaten Marcos Nader, 21 years-old from Spain, outpointed Italian Gaetano Nespro, 31 years-old, over eight nod over rounds.
Nader, EU # 15, is 11-0-0 (1). Unrated Nespro, former national 160-lbs champ, is 18-8-0 (2).
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