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Who won Usyk vs Huck?
Oleksandr Usyk beat Marco Huck by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 9th September 2017 at Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the WBO cruiserweight championship of the world.
Usyk vs Huck stats
Oleksandr Usyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Marco Huck made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw.
The stats suggested that Usyk and Huck have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Oleksandr Usyk was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Usyk had a height advantage of 1 inch over Huck. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Oleksandr Usyk fought out of the southpaw stance, while Marco Huck was an orthodox fighter.
Usyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 33 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 9 year later than Huck, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 184 less professional rounds, 168 to Huck's 352.
Marco Huck was ranked number 5 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Usyk vs Huck form
Usyk remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Michael Hunter on 8th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thabiso Mchunu on 17th December 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
Going into that contest, he had beat Krzysztof Glowacki on 17th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
Before that, he had won against Pedro Rodriguez on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine.
He had beat Johnny Muller on 29th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Sport Palace, Kiev.
Huck had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Mairis Briedis on 1st April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dmytro Kucher on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Tui Arena, Hannover.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ola Afolabi on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle.
Before that, he had been beaten by Krzysztof Glowacki on 14th August 2015 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
He had defeated Mirko Larghetti on 30th August 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oleksandr Usyk had been fighting more than Marco Huck.
Going to this contest, Oleksandr Usyk had last fought 5 years and 8 months ago, while Marco Huck's last outing had been 5 years, 8 months and 7 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Huck's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
What time did Usyk vs Huck start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Usyk vs Huck?
Usyk vs Huck was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.
What were the odds on Usyk vs Huck?
Oleksandr Usyk was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Marco Huck made his way into the ring at 459/50 (+920) with oddsmakers.