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Unlucky 13 for Huck?

Mirko Larghetti plans to end Marco Huck's stay as WBO cruiserweight champion in Halle next month.

Larghetti takes on the German in the 13th defence of the title he won back in 2009 with Huck trying to equal Sky Sports pundit Johnny Nelson for the most successful cruiserweight titel defences.

The August 30 fight, at the Gerry Weber Stadium, gives Larghetti a second chance at dethroning Huck, who was forced to withdraw from their previous title clash on March 29 with a thumb injury.

"I was ready back then and I am even more ready now," said Larghetti, who is unbeaten in 21 fights and boasts 13 knockout victories.

"Hopefully, Huck is more careful with his hands this time. I want to show him and the boxing fans that I am a better fighter and the man to put an end to his title reign."

Given his experience and stature, Huck is not intending to get intimidated by anything the Italian has to say as he prepares for his first fight since beating Firat Arslan in January.

He said: "This will be Larghetti's first and last world title fight. When I am done with him he will wish not ever having shared the ring with me.

"The Captain" has a motto for this fight: "I will make Spaghetti out of Larghetti!"