TRAINER ULLI WEGNER SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH SAUERLAND
Press Release: Ulli Wegner, the 71-year-old trainer, signed a contract extension with Team Sauerland that runs through early 2016. Wegner lead fighters like Sven Ottke, Markus Beyer, Arthur Abraham, Marco Huck, Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Cecilia Braekhus to world title honors after joining the professional ranks in 1996. "I want to provide clarity, especially to my students," said the man who was named German Trainer of the Year annually for the last decade. "I want to point the way that I am far from done working as a corner man - I have still a lot to give and will lead them to success." Wegner is currently preparing Yoan Pablo Hernandez for his IBF cruserweight title title defense against Alexander Alekseev as well as light heavyweight contender Eduard Gutknecht, who has an IBF eliminator lined up against Dmitry Sukhotsky. Both fights are set for Bamberg, Germany on November 23. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventim.de and www.boxen.com.