Alexander Povetkin vs. Marco Huck
In what will probably go down as the most entertaining heavyweight fight of the year--at least at the highest level--Alexander Povetkin survived an extremely difficult defense of his WBA title against long-time cruiserweight titlist Marco Huck. Many felt the 20+ lb. weight differential would prevent Huck from deploying his usual bullying tactics, but this was not the case at all, as he was able to rush and lunge at Povetkin repeatedly, exploiting the Russian's hideous balance and footwork. For his part, Povetkin landed the cleaner, sharper combinations throughout, and, despite some controversy at the end, walked away with a really tough but deserved majority decision.