Last August at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Marco Huck was on the cusp of defending his cruiserweight title for a record fourteenth consecutive time. And for 10 rounds, all three ringside judges had Huck leading gutsy Krzystof Glowacki by a combined seven points.
Glowacki, though undefeated, wasn’t expected to give Huck much of a challenge. Things looked bleak for the Polish upstart when in Round six, a wide left hook brutally floored him.
The fight was, for all intents and purposes, history. Rarely do fighters rise after collapsing on their backs, but Glowacki had already proven, earlier in the bout, that his heart was bigger than his ability. Somehow, he willed himself up at the count of nine. Huck tried to put the challenger away, but failed.
Amazingly, Glowacki was the aggressor in the next round. He forced Huck into the ropes and opened up. He had hurt Huck in Rounds one and three. Could he do it again?