ZEUGE OPPONENT NAMED FOR AUGUST 16TH
Press Release: German super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (14-0, 8 KOs) will take a step up on August 16th when he faces Baker Barakat (40-16-4, 27 KOs) in Thuringia, Germany. Barakat has had more than four times the number of fights as the young Berliner. "Barakat is a very experienced boxer,’’ said Zeuge’s coach Karsten Roewer. "He has beaten [former Euopean champion] Khoren Gevor... This will be a good test for Tyron.’’ Barakat will be facing a re-energized Zeuge, who after two and half year period of constant activity is now feeling the benefits of an extended summer break. "You could tell in Tyron last fight that mentally he was a little tired,’’ said Roewer. "Therefore it was the right decision to give him some time off. Since he has returned to training he is re-energized and more focused than ever.’’ Topping the bill on August 16th will be the IBF cruiserweight championship clash between Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Firat Arslan.