Zeuge KOs Epko to retain WBA super middleweight belt

Tyron Zeuge retained his WBA “regular” super middleweight belt on Saturday night in Germany with a second round knockout victory over Nigeria’s Isaac Ekpo.

In a rematch of their bout from a year ago, Zeuge proved too strong for his opponent catching him with a huge right hand in the first round that sent the African crashing to the canvas.

It was a blow he never recovered from, even though he managed to survive the first round thanks to the bell.

Sensing his opponent was still dazed, Zeuge attacked right from the off in the second, landing several more big rights that put Ekpo back on the floor and ended the fight just 20 seconds into round two.

The win saw the unbeaten Zeuge take his record to 22 wins and a draw.

In other action on Saturday, Arsen Goulamirian won the WBA cruiserweight title with a TKO victory over Belgium’s Ryad Merhy in Marseilles.

Goulamirian claimed the win with a TKO in the 11th round of the scheduled 12-round contest to improve to 23-0 (15 KOs).