Former IBF welterweight titleholder Jan Zaveck says he will make a better impression on U.S. fans than he did with his HBO debut, a TKO loss to Andre Berto in 2011. Zaveck, who fights Keith Thurman on HBO on Saturday, says his experience will help him beat the power-punching prospect.
Read on for fan thoughts and questions about Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins, Keith Thurman-Jan Zaveck, Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero, Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout, what’s next for Manny Pacquiao and Andre Ward, plus other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Former IBF welterweight titleholder Jan Zaveck discusses his bout against power-punching prospect Keith Thurman on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., with RingTV.com”s Ryan Songalia. The fight the HBO-televised co-feature to Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins.
Tavoris Cloud’s trainer, Abel Sanchez — who trained Terry Norris to brutally defeat Sugar Ray Leonard — says his fighter is “about to retire another legend on Saturday night” when Cloud faces 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins.
Don King, who promotes IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud and once promoted Cloud’s March 9 challenger Bernard Hopkins, is expected to make an appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” tonight.
Andre Berto was treated for injuries and released from Loma Linda University Medical Center following Saturday night’s loss to Robert Guerrero, and is resting with family at his home in Winter Haven, Fla.
Robert Guerrero on his victories over Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto: “I’ve had to come into these last two fights and to set the tone and show the world that I’m a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division.”
Will Andre Berto’s 15-month layoff end with a victory over Robert Guerrero, or will Guerrero earn his 15th consecutive victory over Berto?