The World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered a rematch bout between Germany’s Tyron Zeuge and Nigerian born Isaac Ekpo who is also based in Ghana.
The first bout which came off last month saw Zeuge defending his WBA super middleweight strap through a controversial Technical Decision against Ekpo.
A statement from WBA reads:
“As for the Tyron Zeuge and Isaac Ekpo, the WBA ordered a direct rematch, after their last fight ended with a technical decision in the round 5.
“When the fight ended, the scores were 49-46, 48-47 y 49-47 for the European. This shows how close the fight was and, for that reason, Ekpo representatives requested its review for a rematch.
“The decision is based on rule 26, which allows the Championships Committee, upon request or on its own account, to review the outcome of a title fight and order a rematch.
“Both teams were notified and were given 30 days to negotiate. Should they fail to reach an agreement, the WBA will call a Purse Bid.
“The winner of the bout has to fight super championship Chudinov –Groves winner to keep with the reduction of world titles, the WBA began in 2016.”