Boxing - Huck retains WBO title against Briton Afolabi in Berlin

German Marco Huck retained his WBO light heavyweight title by defeating Briton Ola Afolabi for a second time on points in Berlin.

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Boxing - Huck retains WBO title against Briton Afolabi in Berlin
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Huck retains WBO title against Briton Afolabi in Berlin (Imago)

Huck's victory was not unanimous, with two favouring the Serbian-born fighter (117-111, 115-113) and the other scoring it level (114-114).

Huck rocked the Londoner - who had 'Kryptonite' written on his waistband - in the fourth then Afolabi came back to finish strongly, landing a few hard blows, but it was not enough.

Huck, 28, improves to 36-2-1 (25 KOs) in making the 11th defence of his title while Los Angeles-based boxer Afolabi, 33, is now 19-3-4 (9 KOs).

It was the third confrontation between the two men: Huck won the first on points in 2009 and the rematch in 2012 ended in a draw.

Early last year Huck fought WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia but lost on points.

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