Long-distance duel of the middleweights
Created: 12/16/2022, 1:00 p.m
By: Wolfgang Krzizok
Simon Zachenhuber fights in Eggenstein near Karlsruhe.
© Norbert Zachenhuber
Two places, two Erdinger Boxers: On Saturday evening it's all happening.
Erding – The boxing fans in the district will be torn on Saturday evening tomorrow and will be browsing various live streams if they cannot be there themselves.
Almost at the same time, the two Erdinger middleweight pros get into the ring at different locations: Uwel Hernandez in Göppingen and Simon Zachenhuber in Eggenstein near Karlsruhe.
Actually, Zachenhuber should have competed against Deniz Altz at the boxing night in Wangen, which had to be cancelled.
"Two of the three main fighters got sick, only I'm still healthy," says the 24-year-old.
Timo Schwarzkopf and Altin Zogaj have caught a bad flu and cannot compete.
"It got really lonely around me," says Zachenhuber with a smile.
After all, Schwarzkopf and Zogaj are his training partners, who are also looked after by coach Conny Mittermeier.
"I really wanted to box and I'm happy that my agency P2M managed to make it possible for me," reports Zachenhuber.
One option was Göppingen, the second was Eggenstein near Karlsruhe, where the Munich promoter Alexander Petkovic was organizing a fight evening and grabbed it immediately.
Zachenhuber has already boxed twice in the venerable hall in Eggenstein.
It will be the last evening of the fight there, because the aging hall will be demolished next year.
Zachenhuber's opponent, 22-year-old Altz from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, has 18 professional fights behind him, twelve of which he has won.
"I'm excited about it and of course I've already looked at it," says Erdinger.
"And I will use my best weapons: my lead hand and my physical robustness." The so-called Prestige Fight is scheduled for eight rounds.
Uwel Hernandez competes in Goeppingen.
The fight of super middleweights (-76.2 kilos) Uwel Hernandez, who competes against 45-year-old Gusmyr Perdomo in Göppingen, is scheduled for ten rounds.
"You know him, he has a name," says 30-year-old Erdinger.
"He's number one in Venezuela and has also boxed for the WBA world championship." It's the second main fight of the evening.
The 52-year-old Firat Arslan, who is also the organizer of the boxing night, contests the main fight against the Brazilian Jackson Dos Santos.
Arslan would like to recommend himself again for a world championship fight with a win.
For Hernandez, who prepared in the Munich boxing plant, it is "the first fight against a southpaw".
He's watched some of Perdomo's videos and has respect.
"He's a very experienced man, but he's also of a certain age," says Erdinger, who has recovered from the chest injury from his last fight.
"It was a torn muscle fiber, but thank God everything is fine again," he reports.
Like Zachenhuber, Hernandez isn't fighting for a title, but a prestige fight to work your way up the rankings.
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Zachenhuber is happy that he can fight his fifth fight this year.
The change of location doesn't bother him much.
"Thank God the opponent stays the same," says the 24-year-old.
"And it's always the same in the ring, no matter where he is."