The social media world has gone into overdrive at the vicious KO of Marco Huck at the hands of previously unknown Krzysztof Glowacki.
Glowacki, a 29 year-old Polish boxer stunned the WBO cruiserweight champion with a brutal 11th round knockout on Friday night. The win ended Huck’s six-year championship streak and cemented Glowacki as one of the most devastating punchers on the planet.
The win was Glowacki’s 26th career victory.
“My trainer (Fiodor Lapin) told me to pace myself and I didn’t listen to him,” said a clearly euphoric Glowacki. “I knew the second part of the fight wasn’t mine, so I decided to go for broke. Not even for a second did I think I would lose this fight.
“This is the biggest night of my life.”
Huck’s promoter, Lou DiBella, said it was a magnificent fight, even though it was his man that ended on the canvas.
“Huck had pulled ahead and he is a beastly strong guy,” said DiBella. “But this Glowacki did not stop coming. He was like the undertaker. He was dead on the canvas and got up and went and got Huck. That was a great fight.
“This is the entertainment business, and that was entertainment.”
Huck spent most of his boxing career in his native Germany, but moved to America to build his career.
He remained firm against a strong-starting Glowacki, enduring a first round flurry of aggressive punches.
In the sixth round Huck stunned the Pole and came within a hair’s breadth of winning the fight.
Glowacki managed to stay in the contest. The two traded blows until the 11th round when Glowacki landed several bell-ringers on Huck’s chin, leading to the KO.
Huck was ahead on all three scorecards until he hit the canvas.