INTRODUCING ROBERT WOGE
Press Release: Up until last week Robert Woge (10-0, 9 KOs) did not even know if he was going to fight on Sauerland Event's show at Max Schmeling Hall in Berlin on February 2nd. But thanks to an injury to Yoan Pablo Hernandez, the student of coach Ulli Wegner has been added to the show as a cofeature, taking on Hakim Zoulikha (18-3, 9 KOs).
Woge, is being rewarded for his professional attitude when it comes to training. "I'm constantly keeping myself in shape. This sport isn't just my job it's also my greatest passion. That is why I kept myself active right after my last fight against Serhiy Demchenko on November 3rd. And that showed during the latest fitness test - I have improved in almost every aspect," says the light heavyweight.
The only downside to this opportunity: "It is very unfortunate that I got this chance because of the injury [IBF cruiserweight champion] Yoan Pablo Hernandez sustained. We train together and he is a friend of mine. But obviously, he couldn't compete in a championship fight with a fractured hand. However, I believe that he is happy that I have now earned myself a shot at a professional title. He will keep his fingers crossed for me", said Woge.
The 28-year-old is currently preparing himself for Zoulikha at training camp in Kienbaum, Germany. "I am in great shape. The training got more intense at the beginning of January. However, I know that I do not have an easy task ahead of me when I square off with Hakim Zoulikha. His record is good and he has some victories over tough opposition to his name." Hence, Woge is counting on the support of the fans. "I will probably be a bit more nervous than I am normally as this opportunity came out of nowhere. That's why the fans are very important. I am hoping that the people in Berlin will stand firmly behind me."
Tickets for the show at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin, Germany can be purchased at www.boxen.com and www.eventim.de. The main event is a European light heavyweight championship bout between Eduard Gutknecht and Juergen Braehmer.