At Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany tonight, popular cruiserweight Marco Huck gets another crack at a world title as he challenges reigning WBO champ Victor Emilio Ramirez.
25 year old Ramirez, 15-1 (12), earned his nickname "El Tyson del Abasto" while coming up through the ranks in his native Argentina but the Buenos Aires slugger didn't hit the big time until his most recent bout.
Ramirez posted a split decision over hardened Ukrainian Ali Ismailov at Buenos Aires' famed Luna Park Stadium in May to annex the WBO cruiserweight title.
For his first defense, Ramirez has to face Huck, 25-1 (20), in the European champ's adopted home country, which should be a stern trial by fire.
Huck has only come up short against IBF titlist at the time Steve Cunningham, in December, 2007, when the two-fisted approach of "Capt'n Huck" found mostly air against the sharp-boxing champion.
If Ramirez is truly a world class champion, he'll turn back Huck too but anything less will see Huck capture the WBO crown.
Chief support on the bill sees European super middle champ Karo Murat, 19-0 (12), move up to light heavy for the vacant WBO Intercontinental strap against Sergey Demchenko, 13-2 (10).
Ex-heavyweight world champ Lamon Brewster, 35-4 (30), is on the undercard, meeting prospect Gbenga Oloukun, 16-1 (10), over eight rounds.