Boxing - Afolabi: Even Stevie Wonder thought Arslan beat Huck

Los Angeles based Brit Ola 'Kryptonite' Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) was in an entertaining mood at the press conference leading to the conclusion of a trilogy of fights with WBO cruiserweight champion Marco 'Kap'n' Huck (35-2-1) on Saturday.

Boxing - Afolabi: Even Stevie Wonder thought Arslan beat Huck

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Afolabi: Even Stevie Wonder thought Arslan beat Huck

Afolabi, who drew in his last attempt to dethrone the Kap'n, is expecting to go one better this time. He quipped:

“If you are a Huck fan you might say that he won our last fight. If you are an Afolabi fan, you might give it to me."

"But After Huck’s last fight against Firat Arslan, Stevie Wonder looked at me and said: Arslan definitely won - no doubt about it.”

Afolabi was asked, presumably by a German journalist, if he really is as confident as he makes himself out to be, or if he is just an actor.

Kryptonite replied: “I am an actor! Marco wants to give his fans a great show and so do I. All these theatrics ahead of the fight only increase the attention. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. It got a bit heated, but that is the way it’s supposed to be.”

Serbian Huck, based in Germany, was kept busy against quality opposition in 2012. Last February he stepped up to heavyweight, losing narrowly to WBA champion Alexander Povetkin before coming back down to defend his WBO cruiserweight strap in extremely close fights with Afolabi (May) and then German Firat Arslan (November).

Huck responded to Afolabi's taunts: “He is just trying to rattle my cage and is hoping that it will cause me to make mistakes.

“But he is fighting a losing battle. I am the champion and I will still be the champion after the fight. I will give him my answers inside the ring.”

“I proved before that I can beat him, but he cannot beat me. I know that I am better than he is. I also have a better fan base behind me, who will be celebrating another victory with me after I am done with that guy.”

The Huck v Afolabi trilogy concludes at the Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin, Germany this Saturday.  

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