Tony Bellew called out by former champion Marco Huck
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 15/07/16 1:13pm
Former world champion Marco Huck is hoping to regain a cruiserweight title against new WBC king Tony Bellew.
The Serbian-born German (39-3-1-KO27) equalled Johnny Nelson's record of 13 consecutive WBO world cruiserweight title defences before a shock 11th-round stoppage defeat to Krzysztof Glowacki in August 2015.
Now, having bounced back with a stoppage defeat of Ola Afolabi, Huck has told World Boxing News: "I would be willing to take on Tony Bellew immediately, I mean why wait until October?
"Fighting in Britain has always been a dream of mine, anyway. But to be honest, I doubt it will happen anytime soon. He knows I would smash him to pieces. He is scared of me and will take easier options to hold on to his belt for a while.
"We did get in touch with them but never heard anything back and I think that pretty much says it all.
"I will return to the ring in August or September. I am ready to go and want to get back to doing what I do best."
Another of Bellew's possible future opponents is David Haye, and Huck accepted that a match-up between the two former sparring partners would make a lot of sense.
The 31-year-old added: "Obviously, that would be an interesting fight. Two strong and powerful Brits facing each other is always an exciting fight. It's one of those fights where I cannot pick either one. I would just enjoy watching the fight."
Bellew (27-2-1-KO17) claimed the vacant WBC with a thrilling third-round stoppage of Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park back in May.