Updated: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:39 | By Agence France-Presse

Injury forces champion Huck out of Larghetti bout

Germany's Marco Huck has been ruled out of his WBO cruiserweight world title bout against unbeaten challenger Italian Mirko Larghetti on March 29 with a fractured thumb.


Injury forces champion Huck out of Larghetti bout

German WBO boxing champion Marco Huck reacts after his victory over German challenger Firat Arslan on January 25, 2014 in Stuttgart - by Sebastian Kahnert

Huck, who had been aiming to defend his title for a record 13th time, picked up the injury in sparring.

His injury is the latest in a series of unfortunate events that has led to the bout being cancelled.

The WBO Champion was a late addition, having stepped in for IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who had originally topped the bill but withdrew with a viral infection.

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