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2018-06-20
Veterans Huck, Fonfara, Arslan, and Burns All Score TKO Victories
Pictured: Marco Huck


On Saturday, June 16, Marco Huck won as a heavyweight, Andrzej Fonfara won as a cruiserweight, Firat Arslan won a minor version of the world cruiserweight title, and Ricky Burns won a stay-active bout before launching a serious campaign to win another world title.

Huck, 33, who held the WBO World Junior Heavyweight (Cruiserweight) title from August 29, 2009 until August 14, 2015, stopped Yakup Saglam in the fourth round of a heavyweight contest.

Fonfara, 30, a former IBO World light heavyweight champion who challenged for the WBA World light heavyweight title on two occasions, scored a sixth round TKO of cruiserweight Ismayl Sillakh, a former WBO World light heavyweight title challenger.

Arslan, a former WBA World cruiserweight champion who is still world-ranked at age 47, won the vacant Global Boxing Union World cruiserweight title by halting late substitute Pablo Matias Magrini in the first round.

The 35-year-old Burns, who during his nearly seventeen-year career has held the WBO World junior lightweight title, the WBO World lightweight title, and the WBA World super lightweight title, stopped Croatian journeyman Ivan Njegac at the end of the fourth round. Burns hopes to win another world lightweight title.

Munich, Bayern, Germany-

Heavyweight Bout-
Marco Huck (WBC #13 at 200; 41-5-1, 28 KOs)
TKO-4 0:26
Yakup Saglam (40-5, 1 NC, 37 KOs)
- Huck weighed in at 220 1/2; Saglam at 224 3/4.

Warsaw, Poland-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Andrzej Fonfara (WBC #5 at 175; 30-5, 1 NC, 18 KOs)
TKO-6 2:14
Ismayl Sillakh (25-6, 19 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 192 1/2.

Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany-

Vacant Global Boxing Union World Cruiserweight Title-
Firat Arslan (WBO #3, IBF #13, WBA #14; 43-8-2, 28 KOs)
TKO-1
Pablo Matias Magrini (19-5-1, 15 KOs)
- Magrini was a late substitute. The GBU #7 ranked Arslan was originally scheduled to fight Pascal Ndomba (23-8-2, 21 KOs) for the vacant title.

Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England-

Super Lightweight Bout-
Ricky Burns (WBC #21 at 135; 42-7-1, 15 KOs)
TKO-4 3:00
Ivan Njegac (10-6, 3 KOs)

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt