Cruiserweight titlist Huck teams with trainer House

Cuiserweight titlist Marco Huck will fight in the U.S. for the first time in his career. Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images

Cruiserweight titleholder Marco Huck, the popular German fighter who expects to make his American debut on a date to be determined this summer in his United States debut against mandatory challenger Krzysztof Glowacki, announced that he has made his pairing with Las Vegas trainer Don House official.

“After long and thorough consideration I decided to go with Don House,” Huck said. “We went through a few sessions during last year’s WBO convention in Las Vegas at the Mayweather gym. I immediately realized that he is a very experienced guy.”

They have worked together a bit this year as well and Huck decided to hire House, 54, who is also the trainer of former heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne. Huck left longtime trainer Ulli Wegner because Wegner is under contract to train Sauerland Event-promoted fighters and Huck and the company have parted way.

“Marco is a real fighter who didn’t just convince me with his power but also with his stamina during our first sessions,” House said. “He already has bags of experience, but I still see some unused potential in him. Over the coming days and weeks we will work on a lot of new things. I am sure that together we will take over the boxing world.”

Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs), 30, has held his title since 2009 and has made 13 defenses. He is tied with England’s Johnny Nelson for the most defenses in division history. A win against Glowacki will set the division record.

Huck was supposed to face Poland’s Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) on Friday night on the Spike TV card in Chicago, but the bout was delayed several weeks ago and will take place later this summer instead, according to Huck’s camp.

Huck would like to break the division title defense record, then perhaps defend against Roy Jones Jr. and then move up in weight and look for a shot at a heavyweight title.