Jan Zaveck

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Dejan Zavec
2011 boxing event in Stožice Arena-Dejan zavec X.jpg
Statistics
Real name Dejan Zavec
Nickname(s) Mr. Sympathikus
Rated at Welterweight
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Nationality Slovenia
Born (1976-03-13) March 13, 1976 (age 38)
Trdobojci, Slovenia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 37[1]
Wins 33
Wins by KO 18
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 1

Dejan Zavec (born March 13, 1976) is a Slovenian professional boxer who held the IBF Welterweight Champion title from December 2009 until September 3, 2011, when he lost it to Andre Berto. He boxes under the name Jan Zaveck. His professional record includes 37 fights: 33 wins (18 knockouts), 3 losses, and 1 no-contest. Zavec is the only Slovenian boxer ever to hold a world boxing champion title. In December 2010, he was proclaimed Slovenian Sportsman of the Year.

Early life[edit]

Dejan Zavec was born in Trdobojci,[2] Slovenia, then part of Yugoslavia. He spent his youth in Gabrnik in the Slovene Hills (Slovene: Slovenske gorice) and in Ptuj. He developed an interest in boxing at an early age. As a teenager, he joined the boxing club in Maribor. Later he resided in Gabrnik and in the city of Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

In 2006, he graduated from the Faculty for Physical Education in Novi Sad, Serbia.[3]

IBF Welterweight Champion[edit]

On December 11, 2009 Zavec won the IBF welterweight title against South African Isaac Hlatshwayo.[4][5] On April 9, 2010, Zavec defended the IBF Welterweight Title for the first time against Rodolfo Martinez in Ljubljana, performing at the Tivoli Hall. He won by technical knockout in the twelfth round when the referee stopped the fight.[6] On September 4, 2010, Zavec defended the IBF Welterweight Title the second time against Rafał Jackiewicz, performing at the Stožice Arena in Ljubljana. This was the 30th victory in his career.[7][8] On February 18, 2011, Zavec defended the IBF Welterweight Title for the third time against Paul Delgado, performing again at the Stožice Arena in Ljubljana, in front of 12,000 spectators. He won with a technical knockout in the fifth round, when the referee stopped the fight.

Professional boxing record[edit]

33 Wins (18 knockouts, 14 decisions), 3 Losses, 0 Draws, 1 No contest [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 33-3-1 France Sebastien Allais UD 8 19 Nov 2013 Germany Leipzig, Germany
Loss 32-3-1 United States Keith Thurman UD 12 9 Mar 2013 United States New York, United States Lost WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Win 32-2-1 Namibia Bethuel Uushona UD 12 24 Mar 2012 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Won WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Loss 31-2-1 United States Andre Berto RTD 5 (12) 3 Sep 2011 United States Mississippi, United States Lost IBF Welterweight title.
Win 31-1-1 Cape Verde Paul Delgado TKO 5 (12) 18 Feb 2011 Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia Retained IBF Welterweight title.
Win 30-1-1 Poland Rafal Jackiewicz MD 12 4 Sep 2010 Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia Retained IBF Welterweight title.
Win 29-1-1 Argentina Rodolfo Ezequiel Martinez TKO 12 (12), 2:20 9 Apr 2010 Slovenia Ljubljana, Slovenia Retained IBF Welterweight title.
Win 28-1-1 South Africa Isaac Hlatshwayo TKO 3 (12), 2:55 11 Dec 2009 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Won IBF Welterweight title.
Win 27-1-1 Argentina Jorge Daniel Miranda KO 12 19 Jun 2009 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia
Win 26-1-1 Poland Arek Malek UD 6 15 May 2009 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Loss 25-1-1 Poland Rafal Jackiewicz MD 12 29 Nov 2008 Poland Katowice, Poland For EBU Welterweight title.
Win 25-0-1 Germany Marco Cattikas UD 12 15 Jun 2008 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia
Win 24-0-1 Germany Pietro d'Alessio TKO 4 (8), 2:33 19 Jan 2008 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 23-0-1 Estonia Albert Starikov UD 10 13 Oct 2007 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
NC 22-0-1 Argentina Jorge Daniel Miranda NC 3 (12), 1:48 12 Jun 2007 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Retained WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Win 22-0 France Nicolas Guisset UD 12 17 Feb 2007 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Win 21-0 Kazakhstan Andrey Yeskin TKO 10 (12), 2:30 23 May 2006 Slovenia Ptuj, Slovenia Retained WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Win 20-0 Chile Joel Mayo TKO 6 (12), 1:50 25 Mar 2006 Germany Brandenburg, Germany Won WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Win 19-0 France Serge Vigne TKO 5 (8), 2:35 29 Oct 2005 Germany Brandenburg, Germany
Win 18-0 Russia Mikhail Boyarskikh TKO 8 (12) 20 Sep 2005 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic
Win 17-0 Slovakia Joseph Sovijus TKO 3 (4) 18 Jun 2005 Croatia Pula, Croatia
Win 16-0 Dominican Republic Danilo Alcantara TKO 2 (6), 2:04 2 Feb 2005 Germany Brandenburg, Germany
Win 15-0 Latvia Martins Kukulis KO 4 (6), 1:56 15 Jan 2005 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Win 14-0 Latvia Jurijs Boreiko MD 6 18 Sep 2004 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Win 13-0 Germany Arthur Nowak TKO 8 (10) 17 Jul 2004 Germany Dessau, Germany Won German International Welterweight title.
Win 12-0 France Boubacar Sidibe UD 8 5 Jun 2004 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Win 11-0 Russia Viktor Baranov UD 12 17 Apr 2004 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Won NBA Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Win 10-0 Russia Nikita Zaytsev MD 8 21 Feb 2004 Germany Aschersleben, Germany
Win 9-0 Russia Rozalin Nasibulin TKO 5 (8) 29 Nov 2003 Germany Brandenburg, Germany
Win 8-0 Poland Andrzej Butowicz UD 6 17 Nov 2003 Czech Republic Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Win 7-0 Estonia Leonti Vorontsuk TKO 2 (?), 2:44 20 Sep 2003 Germany Aschersleben, Germany
Win 6-0 Luxembourg Kamel Ikene TKO 2 (6), 2:14 5 Jul 2003 Germany Aschersleben, Germany
Win 5-0 Albania Artur Drinaj TKO 2 (?) 14 Jun 2003 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Win 4-0 Russia Nikita Zaitsev TKO 2 (?) 21 May 2003 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Win 3-0 Czech Republic Patrik Hruska UD 6 25 Apr 2003 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
Win 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Nico Salzmann PTS 6 21 Mar 2003 Germany Berlin, Germany
Win 1-0 Hungary Zsolt Toth TKO 1 (4) 1 Mar 2003 Germany Aschersleben, Germany Professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dejan Zavec: Boxing Record
  2. ^ "Častni občani Občine Videm" [Honourable members of Videm municipality] (in Slovenian). 2010-06-11. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dejan Zavec - Od sirote do svetovnega prvaka" [Dejan Zavec - From an orphan boy to world champion] (in Slovenian). 2010-06-11. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jan Zaveck Shocks Isaac Hlatshwayo By Knockout". Boxing Scene. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Zavec svetovni prvak v boksu!" [Zavec is the world champion!] (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Zaveck retains IBF welter belt". Fightnews. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Zavec ubranil naslov svetovnega prvaka" [Zavec defended the title of the world champion] (in Slovenian). Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Zavec v Stožicah ubranil naslov svetovnega prvaka!" [Zavec in Stožice defended the title of the world champion!] (in Slovenian). Retrieved 4 September 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Isaac Hlatshwayo
IBF Welterweight Champion
December 11, 2009 – September 3, 2011
Succeeded by
Andre Berto
Regional titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Frankie Gavin
WBO Welterweight Champion
Inter-Continental title

March 24, 2012 - March 9, 2013
Succeeded by
Keith Thurman