Before his world title defense tonight Ljubljana, Slovenia, IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck had a different kind of sporting challenge on his hands. In the last phase of his preparations, the champion (who also enjoys horseback riding) was out for a run on the outskirts of Magdeburg, when he noticed a loose horse. “I saw an excited horse trotting freely with a halter and reins. I thought that clearly wasn’t right, especially with a busy street next to it. I didn’t hesitate and immediately sped up and tried to catch it. With a hard sprint, quite contrary to my training, I quickly turned, grabbed the halter and gave it back to the thankful owners, who were so happy they said I can ride it whenever I want. Cool!”
SES promoter Ulf Steinforth had this to say about his world champion horse catcher: “We already knew Jan is the fastest fighter in the welterweight division. After all, he’s the world champion and one of the ‘best horses’ in my stable. If he takes on a real horse and wins – respect for this brilliant running. But, Jan Zaveck is not only faster than a horse, he can hit like a horse – he will beat this tough Argentinian Martinez also. This likable world champion is the whole package!”
This first title defense of the IBF champion Zaveck will take place tonight and be available worldwide in 240 countries. Everybody is invited to see a live pay-per-view webcast (for 4,99 Euro) at www.sport1.de at 10PM (CET), 4PM (ET), 1PM (PT).