Zeuge ruled out of Gutknecht clash with flu

Sauerland 20/11/2015

Winfried Mausolf

Illness has forced Tyron Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs) to withdraw from his fight with Eduard Gutknecht (28-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany.

The super middleweights were scheduled to contest the IBF International and WBO Intercontinental titles, but as Zeuge’s coach Karsten Roewer reveals, the 23 year-old has contracted a viral infection that has left him unable compete.

‘’Tyron is currently in bed suffering from flu-like symptoms,’’ said Roewer. ‘’It would make no sense for me allow him to fight in this condition. Although it is unfortunate for the fighters and the fans, my boxer’s health must come first.’’

‘’It’s a real shame, as I know this was a fight the German boxing fans were looking forward to,’’ said Christian Meyer, CEO of Sauerland Event. ‘’But as Karsten says, the health of our boxers must be our first priority. We will endeavor to re-schedule the fight for the near future, and look to find Eduard a replacement opponent for Saturday night.’’

The Team Sauerland show on Saturday night will go ahead as planned with ‘King’ Arthur Abraham defending his WBO World Super Middleweight title against Britain’s Martin Murray. The main event will be shown live on SAT.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK. Limited tickets are still available via www.tickethall.de and www.eventim.de.