That was perhaps the finest 12th round of action that I've seen in a very, very long time. Huck and Afolabi were trading bombs and going back and forth for almost the entire three minutes. It was quite a site to see, and was extremely exciting.
I thought that Huck deserved the decision 7-5 but I have no problem with a draw. I had Afolabi winning the first four, and Huck winning rounds five through nine, 10, and 12.
But a draw is perfectly fine in a fight of this type, it was back and forth throughout.
So, Huck retains his Cruiserweight title, against a fighter he had previously beaten in Afolabi. Assuming Huck moves back up to Heavyweight in the near future, Afolabi could potentially take over the division, as he is very talented and has very good skills.
For Huck, he's one of the more exciting fighters in boxing and it's a shame he isn't more well known in the United States. While he may be somewhat crude and is not really technically sound, he's a slugger in every sense of the word and he gives everything he has into every punch.
Huck is so strong and his will to win is incredible. He has no problem taking one to give one, and I'll watch every one of his fights from here on out. He's a great TV fighter and hopefully an American TV outlet will give him a shot.
If the Mayweather-Cotto fight tonight has 10 percent of the excitement of that 12th round, then we're in for a treat. It was a great fight, and congratulations to Huck and Afolabi on a job well done.
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