An all-German contest is set for November 21 when rising super middleweight star Tyron Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs) contests the IBF International and WBO Intercontinental Super Middleweight titles with former European Champion Eduard Gutknecht (28-3-1, 11 KOs) at the TUI Arena in Hannover.
The championship clash, which will provide chief support for ‘King’ Arthur Abraham’s WBO World Super Middleweight title defence against Britain’s Martin Murray, was originally scheduled for September 26 but was postponed after Zeuge suffered a leg injury.
Now fully fit, the 23 year-old from Berlin is relishing the opportunity to square off against the former World title challenger Gutknecht. ‘’Postponed is not cancelled,’’ explains Zeuge. ‘’My motivation is huge. I can’t wait to get into the ring and prove that I am the better boxer. Nothing is going to stop me on my journey to the top!’’
Gutknecht, a former protégé of Team Sauerland’s star coach Ulli Wegner, has heard it all before and insists he is up to the challenge. ‘’I’m ready for whatever Zeuge has to offer,’’ exclaims the 33 year-old from Gifhorn.
With both the IBF International and WBO Intercontinental titles up for grabs, there is a lot at stake. The winner will move up the World rankings and within touching distance of a World title challenge, and for this reason promoter Kalle Sauerland is expecting a thrilling fight. ‘’There is a lot on the line for both fighters,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’This is sure to guarantee an explosive encounter!’’