Zaveck Placed in Line For Timothy Bradley Title Shot

by Luke Furman

Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18KOs) has been placed in the number one position in the WBO's welterweight rankings, which puts him in line for a fight with champion Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao, who lost a controversial decision to Bradley in June of last year, is sitting in the number two slot. Zaveck was stopped in five rounds when he defended his IBF tutke against Andre Berto in September 2011. He apparently earned his ranking by winning a twelve round decision over Bethuel Ushona last March to capture the vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.

Zaveck is likely not going to get Bradley in the near future and he is being mentioned as a potential opponent for unbeaten Keith Thurman on the March 9th undercard to Hopkins-Cloud.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 01-23-2013

i hope Bradley wins....And gets robbed! :WORD: [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by CAMPER on 01-23-2013

Ughhh WHY????

Comment by ddangerous on 01-23-2013

I like Zaveck, and Bradley needs to fight someone. I'd watch. [QUOTE=FIGHTING_FLIP;12944545]how bout bradley vs berto. good action fight for hbo[/QUOTE] Plus, Bradley would then be eligible to fight Mayweather. :rofl:

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-23-2013

Zaveck goes toe 2 toe w/Thurman, out he goes early...hope Keith can pick up the pace in '13 vs top 10 guys, his time is now...

Comment by paulf on 01-23-2013

[QUOTE=ElBossHogg™;12944724]the 147 is weak, how many champions and contenders can you name. and remeber their like 8 belts at least[/QUOTE] Man, I just looked at the WBO's 147 rankings; they're nuts. Bethel Ushona loses to Zavec and he only goes…

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