By Alexey Sukachev
Ulf Steinforth of the Sport Events Steinforth will have a busy two week span ahead of him. This Friday at Tabor Arena in Maribor, Slovenia, SES promotional company will stage a homecoming of the local hero Jan Zaveck (26-1, 14 KOs), who clashes against Argentinean Jorge Daniel Miranda (32-6, 12 KOs) over twelve rounds at the welterweight limit. Both fighters are familiar with each other. Two years ago they fought at the same place and that battle was declared ‘no contest’ after Zaveck suffered a bad cut. The Slovene is 4-1 since their first meeting, suffering a controversial split decision loss to Pole Rafal Jackiewicz in a bid for European 147lb title last November. Miranda was by far a more active of two, winning nine times and losing thrice in the same time span.
In the main support bout of the evening, Women’s International Boxing Federation super featherweight champion Ramona Kuehne (13-0, 3 KOs) will put her regalia at stake against Bulgarian journey woman Galina Ivanova Gumliiska (8-17, 1 KO). Three time world champion in three weight divisions Kuehne continues her unusual way down in pounds. She previously owned an interim version of the IBF light welterweight belt and then vacated it to acquire the same title in lightweight division instead.
Also, local prospect Denis Simcic (19-1, 11 KOs) takes on Hungarian Krisztian Jaksi (3-8-4), and Rico Mueller (7-0-1, 6 KOs) faces another Hungarian Ferenc Szabo (13-11-2, 6 KOs). Both matches are scheduled for four rounds. German DSF channel will broadcast the event.
In two weeks, SES is coming back to Germany. At Leonard Soccio Ice Arena in Langenhagen, Russian top female fighter Natascha Ragosina (20-0, 12 KOs), arguably the best P4P fighter in the world, will defend her WBC and WBA super middleweight belts against American veteran Laura Ramsey (9-3, 4 KOs). Ragosina, well known for a unique collection of various female titles in her weight class as well as for her lovely appearance, is coming off the sixth round TKO over Trinidad’s Iva Weston in her last outing.
Another boxing beauty Esther Schouten (23-5-1, 12 KOs) from Netherlands is set to contend for the vacant WIBF super bantamweight championship versus German Bettina Voelker (6-3, 2 KOs). Schouten, who showed a tremendous character battling a form of lymphoma two years ago, took Ina Menzer in deep waters this January, dropping her to a close unanimous decision.
Also, WBO #2, IBF #5 and WBA #15 light middleweight Lucas Konecny (39-3, 19 KOs) and welterweight Oliver Guettel (16-1-1, 7 KOs) will be showcased in separate non-title contests.