By Karl Freitag
IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (29-1, 17 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over #15 ranked contender Rodolfo Martinez (36-4-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Tivoli Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The much quicker Zaveck was in command from the get-go, strafing the rugged Martinez repeatedly with sharp combinations. The match was finally waved off by referee Ingo Barrabas with :45 seconds left in the bout, although Martinez was still game to continue.
7’1 heavyweight Jürgen Frank (4-1, 4 KOs) had little trouble with 40-year-old Dusan Pasic (3-20, 1 KO) scoring a second round TKO. Frank is the tallest active professional boxer.
Unbeaten female junior middleweight Christina Hammer (4-0, 3 KOs) was again victorious, stopping no-hoper Danijel Bickei (0-6 and kayoed all six times) in round four.
Cruiserweight Denis Simcic (22-1, 12 KOs) stopped overmatched Marko Angermann (2-3) in round four.