Glowacki upsets Huck, Tarver-Cunningham draw

15/08/2015 08:07

Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KOs) upset long-reigning WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-3-1, 26 KOs) by stopping him in the 11th round on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

In a good action fight, both men was sent to the canvas and exchanged hard punches throughout.

Glowacki came out firing in the opener and rocked Huck with a right hand at the end of the round. The challenger continued to attack in the following rounds, but Huck came back with some punches of his own.

A left hook dropped Glowacki on his back in the sixth. The Polish southpaw lay on the canvas and it looked like he was done. But he got up and not only survived the round, but fought back and landed some good punches.

The two continued to exchange big punches, but it was the German fighter who was connecting with the cleaner shots as Glowacki seemed to tire.

That was until the closing seconds of the 11th when Glowacki landed a brutal left-right combination that sent Huck to the canvas for the first time in his career.

Huck got up but was on shaky legs. Glowacki punished him with more hard shots and the referee stopped the fight with Huck slumped on the middle rope.

With the win, Glowacki captured the WBO cruiserweight title.

Huck was attempting to break the record of world title defences in the division. He is tied with Britain's Johnny Nelson with 13 title defences.

Also on the card, former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver (31-6-1, 22 KOs) and former cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KOs) fought to a split decision draw in a heavyweight contest.

Cunningham was busier in the early rounds, but fellow American Tarver seemed to land the harder punches as the fight progressed.

It was a tactical contest with both boxers fighting cautiously and the judges scores were 115-113 for Cunningham, 115-113 for Tarver and a 114-114 draw.