11/08/2015

In the ring: Hück vs. Botha

He's done it again. Uwe Hück, Head of the Works Council at Porsche, climbed into the ring for the second time for a good cause. His opponent: former heavyweight boxer Francois Botha.

Head of the Works Council in the daytime, boxer in the evening. Uwe Hück spent a year preparing for this evening. After all, it's not every day that you get into the ring with a real heavyweight boxer. After Luan Kransiqi, this time Francois Botha was the chosen opponent. The 47 year old with the arena name "The White Buffalo" has boxed against Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield – and on Saturday evening against the Head of the Porsche Works Council.

He didn't treat his opponent gently. At the end of the fight that you can see here in the Carrera TV recording the decision was: a draw. Uwe Hück says: "It was a tough and disciplined fight."

And the many celebrities who had come especially to the MHP arena in Ludwigsburg to cheer for the Head of the Works Council – including ex professional boxer Regina Halmich and actors Ralf Möller and Mark Keller – were of the same opinion. In addition to the main fight an extensive supporting programme with four further boxing matches, performances by Peter Freudenthaler from Fools Garden and cabaret artist Christoph Sonntag and a tombola provided entertainment until after midnight.

And all in aid of a good course as the proceeds and donations from the evening are going to various charitable foundations including the children's charity SOS Kinderdörfer and the educational charity Lernstiftung Hück.

You can watch the fight in this video:

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