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Larghetti is very much an unknown quantity in this fight. He definitely has some talent and the ability to knock another man out, but there's little basis for evaluating him against a fighter of Marco Huck's stature.
Huck was fighting at the top of the division in his early 20s. Now, as he closes in on 30, he's the top man in the world at cruiserweight.
Larghetti has shown nothing in his career to indicate that he belongs in the same class with Huck. And at 31, he's had time to do so. Compare his resume to somebody such as Thabiso Mchunu, who beat Eddie Chambers in his 16th fight, and it gets harder to take Larghetti seriously as a challenger for the champion.
He looks like a guy with some talent who has been eased along on the local circuit while waiting to cash in on a title fight. But like I said, he is an unknown quantity. Even if I were a betting man, I wouldn't be betting heavily on this fight.
Still, I feel reasonably confident that Huck will have too much skill, strength and experience for the undefeated Italian. I'm predicting a Round 7 TKO.
I'd love to see Huck face IBF champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez in a unification bout. I'd be excited to see him face rising star Mchunu. If WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev moves up soon, he and Huck would make for a superfight in my book.
There are a bunch of good heavyweights who don't tip in at much more than 220 pounds, and Huck matches up well with them. He is a very talented fighter and should be able to stay busy with any number of compelling bouts.