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Boxing In Germany: Huck Puts WBO Title On Line Tonight Against Minto

There's boxing tonight at Weser Ems Halle in Oldenburg as WBO cruiserweight champ Marco Huck faces the challenge posed by America's Brian Minto, who drops down from heavyweight.

This could be a stiff test for Huck, 28-1 (21), a former European titlist who won the WBO strap against Victor Emiliano Ramirez last year and has since retained twice.

Huck is coming off a three round demolition of another American, Adam Richards, in March but Minto, 34-3 (21), should pose a more serious challenge to the Bielefeld resident's title reign.

At 35, Minto, 34-3 (21), is ten years older than Huck and has never defeated a top level opponent but his experience facing stronger fighters at heavyweight could take away an advantage the WBO champ generally enjoys in the ring.

Over the last five years, Minto has been outboxed by ex-European champ Luan Krasniqi and stopped by former world title challenger Chris Arreola but no one can ever accuse the Pennsylvania native of not coming to fight and Huck will have to show that he can deal with the pressure the American will bring.

Huck has faced the better class of opposition, losing only to Steve Cunningham in an IBF title bout, and if he can avoid a trench war with Minto, the WBO bauble should remain in his possession.

The undercard features a good scrap at light heavy as undefeated former European super middle beltholder Karo Murat, 21-0 (13), puts his WBO Intercontinental trophy at risk against American southpaw Tommy Karpency, 19-1-1 (12).

Despite having a size advantage as a career light heavyweight and holding the WBA Fedcentro title, Karpency will be stepping up in class for this one and will likely have to pull off a letter perfect performance to walk out of the arena wearing the WBO Intercontinental crown.

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