Zeljko Mavrovic Injured, Postpones His Ring Return

By Luke Furman

Heavyweight Zeljko Mavrovic (27-1, 22 KOs) has postponed a planned return on April 27 in Hamburg, Germany. Mavrovic, 43-years-old, was going to fight for the first time since suffering his only loss, a twelve round decision to then champion Lennox Lewis in 1998. Mavrovic battled health issues not long after the match with Lewis and retired from the sport. He was training in Spain for an unexpected return, but suffered broken ribs during a sparring session. He was reportedly going to face Enad Licina (22-4, 12 KOs) in two weeks.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clegg on 04-10-2013

Fractured hip?

Comment by Leohappy on 04-09-2013

o well back to eco farming i guess.

Comment by joe strong on 04-09-2013

lennox once said this was his toughest fight. he wasn't in the best of shape & mavrovic walked around as a 175lbs vegetarian before he bulked up to fight at heavyweight. lennox threw everything at him. no kidding he had…

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