Thursday, 23 March 2017

WBA World Title: Isaac Ekpo Dares Tyron Zeuge

Nigerian boxer, Isaac Ekpo,will take on hard-hitting Tyron Zeuge from Germany in their World Boxing Association (WBA) super-middleweight and Global Boxing Union World super middleweight title clash at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Brandenburg in Germany on Saturday. This would be Ekpo’s second chance at a world title after he lost the WBO World super middleweight title to Robert Stieglitz in 2013 and holds an impressive record of 31 wins, 1 loss (24 knockouts) since turning professional in 2008. He has won 9 straight fights since his defeat to Stieglitz and his last fight was against Idrissa Kabore from Burkina Faso last October in Ghana. Ekpo, a former Commonwealth and WBO World super middleweight champion is also a regular feature at the GOtv Boxing Night and he beat another Burkinabe Jules Kabore in 2015 in his last outing in Nigeria. Zeuge, who is 24 will make a mandatory defense of the title he won from Giovanni di Carolis in last November and is unbeaten in 19 bouts and has only drawn once. 34 year old Ekpo, training in Ghana for the fight said he is well prepared the fight and will leave no stone unturned to ensure victory. He also appealed to his fans in Nigeria and Ghana to pray and rally behind him. The fight is promoted by Wilfried Sauerland of Sauerland Event and is sanctioned by Austrian Boxing Federation.

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