Ulli Wegner and Sven Ottke have been reunited. The former IBF/WBA super-middleweight champion will work out under the guidance of his long-time coach to shape up for the May 24 showdown with former world champion Dariusz Michalczewski. Ottke went through the first joint training session in almost four years in Kienbaum on Monday.. "Itīs like heīs never been away," Wegner said of his former star, who retired unbeaten (34-0) in March 2004. "Heīs in great shape. Itīs no surprise he has celebrated so many victories."
After a quick welcome chat on Monday, Wegner ordered Ottke to join IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham and Yoan Pablo Hernandez for an eight-mile run around Lake Liebenberger, which wasnīt a problem at all for the former super-champ. The 40-year-old even extended his first practice session with a few stretching exercises. "Our boxers can learn a lot from him, especially as far as his professional attitude is concerned," Wegner lauded.
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Ottke was thrilled to work with his mentor again. "Itīs great to be back. Iīm feeling very well and I am very eager to get back into the ring," he stated.
Article posted on 26.02.2008