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Boxing: Huck ready to 'destroy' Afolabi

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Germany's Marco Huck is hoping to punish Ola Afolabi for all his verbal provocations when he defends his WBO cruiserweight title against the British fighter in Berlin on Saturday.

"He's starting to get on my nerves, this time I am going to destroy him," said Huck ahead of what will be the third confrontation between the two.

The 28-year-old German of Serbian origin won his first fight against Afolabi by a unanimous decision in December 2009 before their second meeting ended in a draw in May last year.

Huck has won 35 and lost just two of his 38 fights to date.

"He says he is an actor and wears makeup. He is going to need it after the fight. I will even give him money to buy some," the defending champion said of his challenger.

Afolabi, 33, has given his fair share in the verbal joust between the pair during the week leading up to the fight.

"What is your favourite colour, pink? Well I am going to buy you a pink wheelchair after the fight," said the London-born fighter, whose record reads 19-2-4.

"He needs a blood test to check that he is not related to Father Christmas with all the gifts he has been given," Afolabi added of Huck.

Afolabi, nicknamed Kryptonite, has not fought since his second bout against Huck in Erfurt in May last year.

The holder of the WBO belt since August 2009, Huck's only defeat since came when he attempted the step up to heavyweight, only to lose on points to WBA champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia.

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