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Nikolai Valuev to return on September 29

valuev14.08.07 - The Russian Giant is back! Nikolai Valuev will return to the ring on September 29 when he takes on Jean-Francois Bergeron in Oldenburg, Germany. "I want to be world champion again," the previously unbeaten 33-year-old vowed. "I am eager to get back into the ring."

Valuev, who won the WBA belt from John Ruiz in December 2005, made three successful defences before Ruslan Chagaev clinched a close majority decision in April. "I have learned from the first loss of my career," Valuev stated.

"I have something to prove and the fight against Bergeron will be the first step. I will beat him no matter what." The Russian Giant (46-1, 34 KOs) has nothing but the best memories of Oldenburg. "Thatīs where I won the eliminator against Larry Donald back in October 2005. It was a tough fight. On September 29, I will again put myself into a position to fight for a world title."

Valuev is sure he will take care of business against Bergeron, a 34-year-old Canadian southpaw who is undefeated in 27 fights (19 KOs). "It will be an interesting fight but I will prevail," said Valuev.

Article posted on 14.08.2007



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