Marco Huck says he will beat Firat Arslan for a second time
Last Updated: 13/01/14 12:29pm
Marco Huck: Claimed a contentious points win over Firat Arslan in their first meeting
Cruiserweight king Marco Huck has warned Firat Arslan there is no chance of him springing a surprise when they meet for a second time.
The WBO world champion was taken the distance by his fellow German fighter 15 months ago in the 10th defence of a title he has held since 2009.
Huck won by unanimous decision but Arslan claims he did enough to take the title and the pair will renew their rivalry in Stuttgart on January 25.
But the champion, now 36-2 after beating Ola Afolabi in their rematch in June, says his latest challenger will not get a second chance.
"Firat Arslan cannot have a better performance than in our first meeting," said Huck.
"At 43 he is flagging. He slow but steady. In comparison, I am getting closer to my prime."
"My stamina as well as my physical strength are reaching new heights. My explosiveness is unquestionable and I am also better when it comes to technique and tactics."
Arslan (33-6) has only had one 10-rounder since his failed world title challenge.
That was his first win in three but he remains adamant that the performance against Huck should not only have won the world title, but also given him a confidence boost.
"I am feeling like the world champion since my first fight against Marco, which I actually won," he said.
"Now it is time to collect my belt from him."