By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Werner Kalin
Australian based and Nigerian born world welterweight contender Wale Omotoso (17-0, 15 KOs) has targeted IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (30-1, 17 KOs) who recently defended the crown successfully by clearly outpointing the only boxer to hold a win over him as a professional, Rafal Jackiewicz (36-9-1, 18 KOs). Omotoso’s manager, Murray Thomson, is confident his charge can defeat Zaveck, “Jan Zaveck is a strong champion but I think Wale Omotoso has the style to defeat him.”
Thomson continued, “Zaveck is several inches shorter than 5’10” and Omotoso would walk in to his uppercuts all night if they fight.”
Omotoso scored the best win of his career in 2009 when he stopped classy American Emanuel Augustus who had some great wins in his career including knockouts over world rated welterweights Ray Olivera, Courtney Burton and Carlos Vilches. He also had classic bouts with Mickey Ward and the worlds best pound for pound boxer, Floyd Mayweather, who also stopped Augustus in nine rounds.
Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Muhammad Abdulaev is scheduled to clash with IBF #14 Omotoso on November 26 at the Knox Netball Center in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.