Keith Thurman beats Jan Zaveck in Brooklyn
By Rich Mazon
Sun, 10 Mar 2013
Brooklyn, NY - Undefeated American Keith Thurman (19-0, 18 KO) scored a convincing shutout win over former IBF welterweight titlist, Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KO) of Trdobojci, Slovania in tonight's co-main event at The Barclays Center.
The native of Clearwater, Florida dominated his opponent in twelve rounds against a tough and defensively sound Zaveck. Thurman rained punches on Zaveck who had most of them blocked because of the Slovenian's excellent defense. Thurman was able to connect only 27 percent of his shots (217 of 817) because Zaveck blocked most of his punches with his elbows and arms which were raised all night.
Zaveck has some moments during the fight but was never a danger to his opponent all throughout the fight. He only threw half of Thurman's output, casting 397 punches, with only 110 of it landing on his opponent. His attempt at being aggressive was controlled by Thurman who utilized clean jabbing and ring movement.
Thurman, who won his last eight fights under six rounds and via stoppages, failed to do that against Zaveck who fought hard until the final bell. The scores were 120-108, all for Thurman who besides winning this WBO welterweight eliminator, also grabbed Zaveck's WBO Intercontinental belt in the process.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|PBC doesn’t guarantee efficiency on professional boxing says GAB Chairman|
By Lito delos Reyes, Thu, 23 Mar 2017The Past Week in Action 22 March 2017
By Eric Armit, Thu, 23 Mar 2017LOMACHENKO, USYK AND GVOZDYK MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017Top Cebuano amateur Junrel Jimenez signs with ALA Promotions
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017Frank Galarza inks with AC Sports Management
By , Thu, 23 Mar 20172017 Mosconi Cup Team - USA standings after four events
By , Thu, 23 Mar 2017GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS SIGNS WBC YOUTH INTERCONTINENTAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ROMERO DUNO
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017KELL BROOK TO DEFEND IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST UNDEFEATED ERROL SPENCE ON SATURDAY, MAY 27 LIVE ON SHOWTIME®
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017LOMACHENKO, USYK AND GVOZDYK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIA WORKOUTS TODAY
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017HERO’S WELCOME FOR ROMERO DUNO IN GENSAN
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017Three Stories of Irvin Magno vs. Ali Wyatt
By Mark F. Villanueva, Wed, 22 Mar 2017Alexey Nevzorov & Movsar Evloev to fight for Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: Chocolatito Wins in Loss
By Mark F. Villanueva, Wed, 22 Mar 2017Mindanao boxing promoters, managers, ring officials excited in GAB PH convention in Davao May 11-13
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017UNDEFEATED DMITRY BIVOL TO DEFEND INTERIM WBA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SAMUEL CLARKSON
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017JORGE LINARES vs. ANTHONY CROLLA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017QUOTES FROM QUIGLEY, TAPIA AHEAD OF THEIR ESPN2 MARCH 23 BATTLE
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017BARTHELEMY-BLANCO HEADLINES PBC TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS MARCH 28
By , Wed, 22 Mar 2017LOMACHENKO, USYK AND GVOZDYK SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDIA WORKOUTS
By , Tue, 21 Mar 2017Mix-up of new stars and boxing trash
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Mar 2017MIKEY GARCIA GUEST ANALYST FOR LINARES-CROLLA
By , Tue, 21 Mar 2017BRENT MOORE TRAVELS TO BRISBANE THIS WEEKEND TO TAKE ON REUBEN AIONO
By , Tue, 21 Mar 2017Pacquiao-Khan is still a possibility according to Arum
By Rich Mazon , Tue, 21 Mar 20172016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez Joins elite group Saturday night in pro debut "KO Night Boxing: History Begins"
By , Tue, 21 Mar 2017