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 Last update:  2/9/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Zaveck Confident Keith Thurman Will Fall, Eyes Bradley
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By Luke Furman

Former champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18KOs) is very happy to land the WBO title eliminator against dangerous Keith Thurman (19-0, 18KOs) on March 9th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight will be televised in the United States by HBO. Bernard Hopkins will challenge IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud in the main event.

At 36-years-old, Zaveck views the opportunity with Thurman as his final chance to get a major world title shot.

"The discussions and the negotiations played out for a very long time. Now everything is official and I'll go to New York on March 9th to fight in a WBO eliminator, and the winner will get the opportunity to fight for the world title, which is currently held by Timothy Bradley. I consider this a new beginning, a new chapter, a new opportunity, I am very pleased and it was worth it to wait," Zavec said.

"[Thurman] is quickly growing on Youtube and I didn't have to look all over the place to find [footage on him]. The mere fact that Golden Boy has taken him under their wing, testifies to his quality. Behind him is a brilliant amateur career, and he has considerable experience. I respect him as a fighter, but this is not the same thing as being in awe. Regardless of his quality, March 9th will be my day and I will be unstoppable."

Zaveck's coach Dirk Dzemski said the following: "We are going to be very well prepared. Keith is a young fighter and hungry for victories, and has a good schooling of boxing behind him. But he's barely been tested against opponents who actually wanted to win."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

Tags: Jan Zaveck , Keith Thurman , Thurman-Zaveck , Thurman vs. Zaveck



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comment by mathed, on 02-12-2013
I'm not sold on Thurman, he has power and decent skill but he admires his work way too much. I realize when you have a shot, you need to impress and play to the crowd a bit, so that could be his angle. I'd pick Thurman to win the early rounds of course but if he doesn't KO Zaveck by the 3rd rou...

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 02-12-2013
This will be a war, just so Zaveck's face doesn't come apart like it did vs Berto. Maybe Thurman won't do a headbutt on Zaveck like Berto did. Zaveck is tough as nails, so this will be far from a pushover for Thurman to walk through. I won't predict anything, but I'd like to see Zaveck come throu...

comment by King_, on 02-10-2013
Zavecks gonna bring it. Limited, but a very tough guy. I think if Zaveck stays in there past the middle rounds, he wins this. I wouldn't even call it an upset, this is Thurman's biggest step up In competition so it'll be interesting to see how he adjusts to a guy who potentially might eat his pun...

comment by Alpha & Omega, on 02-09-2013
I love watching Thurman fight, he KO's Zaveck mid/late rounds. He is from right near where I live too, Clearwater in the house lol!

comment by KnockUTheFukOut, on 02-09-2013
Thurman via BRUTAL KO What makes Thurman a serious threat is that he has Boxing SKILLS to go with his Vicious Power, he is not some one dimisional fighter who you can just avoid his Power and beat him, he can knock you out or out-box you I think he will tear Zaveck apart

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