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There's a lot of good boxing on television in the United States this weekend, but I'd be happy if this one were on the docket as well. Marco Huck and Firat Arslan are two big, strong fighters, and this promises to be an entertaining scrap.
It's always my inclination in these fights to side with the old guy. I'm 43 and would love to see the wisdom of age triumph over the raw talent of youth.
But Arslan is no Bernard Hopkins. He's a physical, pressure fighter who couldn't quite match Huck's pace in November 2012. I don't think he's going to be that much better now that he's more than a year older.
It will be another competitive fight, but Huck will beat Arslan into position too many times and land too many overhand rights. What will be a pretty even fight for the first half should start to turn solidly for Huck down the stretch.
He will end up winning by decision, eight rounds to four.
Huck will remain one of the biggest names in the unfashionable 200-pound division, but some unification bouts at cruiserweight in 2014 could build more interest in the weight class.