Huck-Larghetti set for Aug. 30

Updated: July 4, 2014, 12:20 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Cruiserweight titlist Marco Huck's defense against Mirko Larghetti has been rescheduled for Aug. 30 at Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westphalia, Germany, promoter Sauerland Event announced on Friday.

Huck was supposed to defend against Larghetti on March 29 in Berlin, but suffered a fractured right thumb in a sparring session, forcing the fight to be postponed.

Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs), 29, of Germany, is seeking to make his 13th successful defense when he faces Larghetti, 31, of Italy.

If Huck wins he will tie the cruiserweight division record for most defenses with England's Johnny Nelson, who won a cruiserweight title in 1999 by knocking out Carl Thompson in the fifth round and defended the belt 13 times. After retaining the title -- the same one Huck now holds -- by split decision against Vincenzo Cantatore in November 2005, Nelson retired.

"I was ready back then and I am even more ready now," Larghetti said. "Hopefully, Huck is more careful with his hands this time. I want to show him and the boxing fans that I am a better fighter and the man to put an end to his title reign."

Said Huck, "This will be Larghetti's first and last world title fight. When I am done with him he will wish not ever having shared the ring with me. I will make spaghetti out of Larghetti."

Huck has held his title since August 2009 when he beat Victor Emilio Ramirez of Argentina by unanimous decision, also at Gerry Weber Stadium.

Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs), who turned pro in 2009, has faced low-level opposition and never boxed outside of Italy.

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