Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will defend the WBO Intercontinental welterweight crown against “The Lion” Sherzodbek Alimjanov (21-2, 12 KOs) from Kyrgyzstan at the O2 World in Berlin on August 25. For the Slovenian boxing star, the fight could serve as a springboard for a possible world title fight. “It is important that Jan Zaveck climbs fast to the top of the world rankings to get his deserved chance to fight again for a world title belt,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth.
On the one hand the SES pro wants to use his fight as foundation stone for his world championship chance and on the other hand to send a message “like a locomotive” to motivate his stablemate Robert Stieglitz before his world championship defense against Arthur Abraham. “I can’t wait to be world champion again and I need this next successful step to challenge the current world champions. Now I’m really hot to show to everyone that I am one of the world’s best welterweights,” said Zaveck.
The “Kyrgyz Lion” Alimjanov has established a name for himself as a agile fighter with good technical skills and so the fight could demand all the abilities from the Slovenian hero Zaveck coached by SES trainer Dirk Dzemski. The bout will precede the main event between Stieglitz and Abraham.