Tyron Zeuge To Defend WBA Super Middleweight Title On March 24

While the WBA "super" super middleweight title is off being defended in the World Boxing Super Series, the "regular" title will also be defended soon. 

"Regular" champion Tyron Zeuge will defend his title against mandatory challenger Isaac Ekpo in Hamburg on March 24.

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The fight, which was originally supposed to take place on December 2, was postponed due to Zeuge being ill, according to promoter Kalle Sauerland. Sauerland had always intended for the rematch to take place in March since the moment the fight was postponed. 

The card is a stacked one with at least six titles on the line. Below are the fights already announced:

  • Tyron Zeuge (c) vs. Isaac Ekpo: WBA "Regular" Super Middleweight Title Fight 
  • Karo Murat vs. Isidro Ranoni Prieto: Vacant IBO Light Heavyweight Title Fight
  • Sebastian Formella vs. Angelo Frank: IBO Intercontinental Super Welterweight Title Fight
  • Huseyin Cinkara vs. Tervel Pulev: Interim German International Cruiserweight Title Fight
  • Firat Arslan (c) vs. TBA: WBO European Cruiserweight Title Fight
  • Ali Eren Demirezen vs. TBA: Vacant WBO European Heavyweight Title Fight
  • Albon Pervizaj vs. TBA: Heavyweight Bout

Zeuge has held the WBA title since late 2016. Zeuge originally defeated Ekpo via technical decision, but the WBA decided to order a rematch between the two boxers. Zeuge retained the title by scores of 49-46, 48-47 and 49-47 in a fight cut short when an accidental head butt in the third round left Zeuge with a nasty cut over his right eye. Since the first fight against Ekpo, Zeuge has made one title defense, a unanimous decision victory over Paul Smith back in the summer.

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