Here are the weights from Oldenburg: WBO Cruiserweight Title: Brian Minto (USA): 90 kg vs Marco Huck (Germany): 90,2 kg
WBO Intercontinental Light Heavyweight Title: Tommy Karpency (USA): 79 kg vs Karo Murat (Germany): 79,2 kg
Middleweight: Alessio Furlan (Italy): 72,5 kg vs Dominik Britsch (Germany): 72,8 kg
Heavyweight: Evgeny Orlov (Russia): 143,3 kg vsKubrat Pulev (Bulgaria): 111,1 kg..
NESportsTV.com in association with Mintofight.com is proud to present the WBO cruiserweight title fight between Germany’s defending champion Marco Huck (28-1, 21 KO’s) and Butler, PA’s Brian “The Beast” Minto (34-3, 21 KO’s). The fight will take place live May 1st in Germany and then will be available to view on a web delay May 5th on www.NESportsTV.com as an online PPV for $12. This webcast is the only place for American fight fans to watch this bout. The fight is now available to preorder online.
Brian Minto most recently fought against former heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola and put up a valiant effort in an all action slugfest before being TKO’d in the 4th round. Outweighed by over 40 pounds in the fight, legendary trainer and HBO commentator Emmanuel Steward said, “Minto’s giving (Arreola) all that he can take and if he was a bigger guy I think that Arreola would be seriously in trouble right now.”
ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael credited Minto with, “helping make this one of the better heavyweight fights in ages.” Following the Arreola bout. He also wrote, “Win or lose, both of these guys are must-see TV.”
Now the undersized heavyweight will take his all action style down a weight division south and may have a size and strength advantage as he takes on career cruiserweight Huck.
Huck won the cruiserweight title last year with a unanimous decision over Victor Emilio Ramirez. He successfully defended his title later that year with a decision win over Ola Afalobi, a frequent training mate and sparring partner of Minto’s at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Most recently Huck defended his belt again with a 3rd round TKO of fan favorite Adam “The Swamp Donkey” Richards.
Huck’s only career loss came against another Pennsylvania native, Steve Cunningham, in his first shot at a world title in 2007. In 2006, Minto scored a massive upset and career best win against German former heavyweight title challenger Axel Schulz.
This fight will mark Huck’s third defense of his title and Minto’s cruiserweight debut after competing as a heavyweight for his entire career thus far.
About NESportsTV.com :www.NESportsTV.com is a sports video on demand website launched in 2009. Since its inception, the site has already showcased some of the best boxing has to offer. This May the site will feature the cruiserweight title fight between Marco Huck and Brian Minto, as well as the return of former world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho and former world title challenger Billy Lyell.
About Mintofight.com: www.Mintofight.com is a branch of www.NESportsTV.com and created to showcase Brian Minto fights via live streaming and archived video online. Previously, the site broadcast Minto vs. Donnell Holmes from Butler, PA in August 2009. This May, the site will offer Minto’s cruiserweight title challenger as an online PPV on a web delay.