Photos: Eroll Popova
The SES team led by world champion Robert Stieglitz has successfully wrapped up their training camp in Ptuj, Slovenia. Stieglitz is scheduled to defend his WBO super middleweight belt against Arthur Abraham on August 25 at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. It was announced today that Stieglitz stablemate, former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt on the undercard. “It’s important that Jan Zaveck climbs to the top fast in the world ranking to get his deserved chance to win a major title fight,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth at a press conference at the Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj. “So we put his next title defense on the event at the O2 World on August 25.”
Jan Zaveck: “I’m dying to become world champion again and need this successful next step to challenge the current world champions. After my unfortunate defeat against Andre Berto, I’m really hot to show everyone again that I am one of the world’s best welterweights!”
Trainer Dirk Dzemski: “Jan Zaveck is like a machine. He’s the “locomotive” in our training group and pulls all the other fighters with him. He always wants to be the best, the fastest or the hardest. Now he has all the conditions win a world title again soon.”
Robert Stieglitz: “It was really first-class here in Slovenia. Jan Zaveck and the other guys pulling together to prepare was really special and gave me extra motivation. Jan is an important training partner. He is incredibly ambitious, in every second, both in training and everyday life. This will also help me. For far I have had great preparations for the fight with Arthur Abraham.
Stieglitz’ training group, which also includes light heavyweights Robin Krasniqi and Denis Simcic will remain intact as Stieglitz moves his camp to Magdeburg.