In a disappointing report from boxingscene.com, Marco Huck will defend his WBO cruiserweight title 30-year-old Argentina native Hugo Hernan Garay on July 16 in Germany.
Garay (34-5 18 KO) is a former champion at 175 pounds, where he briefly held the WBA light heavyweight title in 2008, only defending it one time against Juergen Braehmer in the best win of his career.
He lost the title to Gabriel Campillo, more on him later, and was knocked out in one by Chris Henry in his next fight. Since then he has moved up to cruiserweight and has won two fights against nobodies.
This will be the fourth time Garay has went to Germany to fight, where he is 1-2. He lost two close fights to Zsolt Erdei and won against the aforementioned Braehmer.
Huck (32-1 23 KO) is taking a rather disappointing step back after fighting, and barely beating, Denis Lebedev in 2010. Since then he beat replacement fighter Ray Nakash over 12 rounds.
It appeared that Huck was going to be taking better fights but this is far from it. Garay wasn't that great at 175 and he doesn't appear to be anywhere near that level. This should be a easy fight for Huck.
Robert Helenius-Sergi Liakhovich in talks.
Sauerland Promotions is reporting that Helenius and Liakhovich are in talks, but the fight is not done. Sauerland General Manger Chris Myers said they are negotiating with Liakhovich, but had nothing else to say.
This would be an interesting fight as Helenius (15-0 10 KO) made some waves when he knocked out former IBF heavyweight champion Sam Peter in April of this year.
Liakhovich (25-3 26 KO) won the WBO title from Lamon Brewster in 2006, lost it in his next fight to Shannon Briggs, and hasn't done much since. He is 2-1 since the Briggs loss, losing to Nikolay Valuev, and beating Evans Quinn, and Jeremy Bates.
Nothing to exciting there but it would be another name win for Helenius who is quickly becoming one of the best heavyweight prospects.
Boxrec.com has another fight for Helenius against the dangerous TBA on June 25, which is very close to the proposed July 16 date for a Liakhovich fight.
This fight would take place on the Huck-Garay undercard.
Karo Murat-Gabriel Campillo could happen.
Pedro Garcia of boxeodirecto.com says that IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight champion Karo Murat (24-1 14 KO) will fight Spaniard and former light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo.
Rimer Boxe in Spain will try to stage the fight in Madrid in September. Campillo (21-3 8 KO)may take a tune up on July 8 in Barcelona.