101613stieglitz00tOver 500 fight fans turned up on Wednesday to see WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and his challenger Isaac Ekpo conduct public workouts at the Paunsdorf Center in Leipzig, Germany. The titleholder showed up with trainer Dirk Dzemski and appeared to be in a good mood and in great shape for the fight on Saturday at Leipzig Exhibition Hall EINS.


His opponent, Nigerian Isaac Ekpo, didn’t show much. In the training ring, he completed only a few light exercises with the jump rope and practiced shadow boxing. Ekpo was given a few pairs of goalie gloves so he can resume his career as a goalkeeper after presumably losing the world championship fight.


The world champion, however, gave the fans several minutes of pad work with his coach, then he stayed and fulfilled boxing fans’ many requests for autographs.


Also showing their skills were WBC Youth titleholder Dominic Bösel, ex-IBF champion Jan Zaveck, and Tom Schwarz and Tom Pahlmann from “Team Germany.”


On this coming coming Saturday, Robert Stieglitz defends the WBO super middleweight crown against Isaac Ekpo.

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Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18KOs) underwent surgery on his injured elbow two weeks ago and expects to be back in December. Zaveck was all set to defend the WBO Inter-Continental championship on August 25 in Berlin when he suffered the injury, and that also forced him to relinquish his position as the mandatory challenger for the EBU title – so it was a costly injury.

He suffered a fifth round stoppage loss to Andre Berto last September, but returned in February and won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over once-beaten Bethel Ushona to capture the WBO’s vacant I/C title.

By: Per Ake Persson


Former IBF world champion Jan Zaveck defends the WBO I/C title against Sherzodbek Alimjanov on August 25 at O2 World Arena in Berlin on the undercard to Robert Stieglitz´ defense of the WBO super middleweight title against Arthur Abraham.

Zaveck and WBO ruler Rober Stieglitz will on Friday (Aug 3) begin final preparations at a gym in Harz located at high altitude. Both are trained by Dirk Dzemski.

By: Per Ake Persson


Former IBF Welterweight champion Jan Zaveck will face WBO Africa champion Bethuel Ushona for the WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight title tomorrow In Manibor, Slovenia. Zaveck, 35, wants to pick up this minor strap before reloading for another world title shot. The fight will be streamed live in the WBO WEBSITE for all countries expect Germany, Albania, and Slovenia; which will be shown on live German TV (Das Vierte). The fight card will begin at 7:00pm CET.

“All strenghes are on my side and with my fans in the back I’ll beat Ushona”- former world champion Jan Zaveck will show his world champion ambitions against Betuel Tyson Ushona

Slovenian national hero returns March 24th against Ushona from Namibia

The fight will be shown on live TV on “Das Vierte” (8.15pm MEZ)

A press conference was held today in the Primus Hotel Ptuj / Maribor, Slovenia for Saturday’s clash between Slovenian national hero and former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (31-2-0 (18)) and WBO Africa beltholder Bethuel Tyson Ushona (25-1-0 (8)) from Namibia. The Tabor-Arena in Maribor with over 5.000 seats is completely sold out.

Jan Zaveck: “In my preparation time, we focused deliberately on my strengths. Ushona is a good fighter, of course, WBO African champions and now he’s the current WBO number 5. He is also very awkward to box, but I’ll deal with that with my strengths: better boxing technique, better stamina and, of course, my wonderful fans backing me. I will win!”


Bethuel Tyson Ushona: “We have the same dreams. Jan Zaveck wants once again to be and I want to be world champion. But, I have boxed and defeated anyone who stood in the way for my dream. It will be the same for Zaveck!”




SES-Trainer Dirk Dzemski: „The fans would be können sich am Samstag auf ein großartiges Erlebnis freuen. Jan Zaveck is well prepared on the point. With this fight and a noticeable win we’ll show up for a new chance to get a world title bout. To be world champion is a must for Jan Zaveck!“



Ushona coach Tobias Nashilongo: „We’ve a lot of respekt for Jan Zaveck. But God will give, that  Ushona will win here in Slovenia!“


SES Boxing

Photo credit: bostjansfoto.com

Light heavyweight Denis Simcic (27-1, 14 KOs) has been added to the March 24 boxing card in Maribor, Slovenia headlined by former world champion Zan Zaveck against Betuel Tyson Ushona. Simcic will face unbeaten Czech Adam Hubinger (14-0, 10 KOs) in a clash for the WBO European belt.

SES Boxing has also announced an exclusive TV deal with Germany’s “Das Vierte” network. “In the current media landscape you must always open up new doors and build new partnerships,” said promoter Ulf Steinforth. “After very good meetings and negotiations with Das Vierte, I am very optimistic that we are now working to build a new power for ‘Live Boxing.’ For our attractive sport, for the boxing fans, for our great boxers, and also for our business partners and sponsors, this added TV platform is an acknowledgment of the good work in recent years and an important new building block for the future. We welcome everyone to the huge ‘Live Boxing’ premiere with Das Vierte on March 24 live from Maribor.”



Slovenian national hero and former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (31-2, 18 KOs) will return to the ring on March 24 against WBO #7 Bethuel Tyson Ushona (25-1, 8 KOs) from Namibia in a battle for the WBO Inter-Continental championship on March 24 in Maribor, Slovenia. 14 camera teams and over 50 media representatives were on hand at Friday’s press conference to announce the event.

Jan Zaveck: “I’m really fired up for this fight. It’s a tough test on the way back to the world title. Ushona is WBO African champion and the current #7 in the WBO rankings. He’s significantly younger than me and very, very hungry to get even closer to the top. But I will prove to all boxing fans that I am clearly pursuing my goal to become world champion again. It’s nice to box again in my own country. Maribor is so close to my hometown of Ptuj, and here I’m able to celebrate my first big success as a boxer. I look forward to a ‘hot dance’ in Maribor!”

Promoter Ulf Steinforth: “I am always overwhelmed by the huge resonance for Jan Zaveck and boxing here in Slovenia. Of course, the arena will be sold out again in a flash and the support for Jan is unsurpassed, so it’s always something special for SES Boxing to promote here in Slovenia.”