Tyron Zeuge Vs Isaac Ekpo Rematch In The Works For Nigeria
Nigerian boxing chiefs have declared an unwavering determination to see Isaac ‘Grenade’ Ekpo win the world title on home soil and are pushing hard to host his rematch with WBA Super Middleweight title holder, Tyron Zeuge of Germany.
Following the controversial and abrupt end to the two’s clash for the world title in Germany back in March this year, Ekpo (31-3, 24 KOs) received a hero’s welcome back home in Nigeria, with many boxing fans insisting he deserved the win which was handed to Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs).
49-46, 48-47 and 49-47 the judges scorecards read unanimously in favour of the German when the fight was stopped in round 5 due to the inability of Zeuge to continue because of an accidental headbutt he suffered in round 3. But many especially Ekpo and his fans have never accepted the verdict upon which the WBA promptly ordered a rematch.
Now the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control led by its Secretary General, Remi Aboderin have been in contact with the Sports Minister to try and bring the rematch to Nigeria before the end of the year per WBA stipulation.
Don King Promotions and Sauerland Promotions have been ordered by the WBA headed by Gilberto Mendoza to reach an agreement by August 17.