Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

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Here is boxing writer Keith Idec's inside look at the sport:

FEATURED FIGHT: Keith Thurman vs. Jan Zaveck. The undefeated, heavy-handed Thurman said he'll be disappointed if he doesn't become the first fighter to knock out Zaveck when they meet Saturday night in a 12-round welterweight fight in Brooklyn. Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs, 1 NC), a former IBF welterweight champion, could emerge as the toughest test of Thurman's career in a bout that'll open HBO's broadcast at 9:30 p.m., from Barclays Center. The brash Thurman (19- 0, 18 KOs, 1 NC) stopped former WBO welterweight title-holder Carlos Quintana (29-4, 23 KOs) in the fifth round of his last bout, but Quintana is 36 and was beaten by TKO three times before facing Thurman, 24.

LOCAL LOOK: Paterson's Ossie Duran (28-10-2, 11 KOs), who has competed mostly as a junior middleweight and middleweight, will move up to super middleweight for perhaps the most difficult fight of his 16-year pro career. …

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